Video Game Design Schools In Texas

Texas has 13 accredited video game design schools where video game design faculty who teach video game design classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the video game design academic community in Texas, and the future trends in video game design training at the following levels:

  • Video Game Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Video Game Design
  • Bachelors degree in Video Game Design
  • Masters degree in Video Game Design


Schools

  1. The Art Institute of Houston

    1900 Yorktown Street, Houston, Texas 77056-4197

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  2. Texas A & M University-Commerce

    2600 South Neal, Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

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  3. South University-The Art Institute of Dallas

    8080 Park Lane #100, Dallas, Texas 75231-5993

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  4. Houston Community College

    3100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002

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  5. University of the Incarnate Word

    4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209

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  6. Lee College

    511 S Whiting, Baytown, Texas 77520

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  7. Richland College

    12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas, Texas 75243-2199

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  8. Sam Houston State University

    1806 Ave J, Huntsville, Texas 77340

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  9. Southern Methodist University

    6425 Boaz St, Dallas, Texas 75275-0221

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. The University of Texas at Dallas

    800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Collin County Community College District

    3452 Spur 399, McKinney, Texas 75069

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  12. Northwest Vista College

    3535 North West Ellison Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78251

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  13. The Art Institute of Austin

    101 W. Louis Henna Blvd, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78728

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Texas Vs. National Video Game Design Employment

Texas 74,980
National 1,051,700

Of all of the video game design professionals in the country, nearly 7% are in the state of Texas.

Employment Growth for Video game design professionals In Texas

11,580 13,110 13,480 12,860 74,980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Texas, video game design is a growing field. 63,400 more video game design professionals were working in Texas in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 547% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for video game design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of video game design professionals has grown by 384% between 2006 and 2010.

Video Game Design VS. All Professions salaries in Texas

$45,380 $47,000 $48,370 $49,875 $68,620
$42,701 $44,703 $45,514 $47,910 $49,136
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Video Game Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by video game design professionals is increasing in Texas. In 2006 video game design professionals made a mean salary of $45,380 per year, and in 2010 they made $68,620 per year.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in Texas

10th percentile
$38,218
25th percentile
$49,600
50th percentile
$64,672
75th percentile
$84,055
90th percentile
$105,462

Thus, there was a 34% growth in video game design professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 176% pay differential between the highest paid video game design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of video game design in Texas.

Average Salaries for Video game design professionals and related professions in Texas

Computer Animation
$57,740
Computer Programming
$79,990
Computer Science
$73,072
Game Design
$73,582
Video Game Design
$68,620

In Texas, video game design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Video Game Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Texas

associate
6
bachelor
7
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total19

The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited video game design schools in Texas is increasing. In Texas, there were 85 graduates in 2006. And there were 333 graduates from video game design courses in 2010.

This represents a 292% increase in the number of video game design degree or certificate school graduates in Texas state. Most of these graduates, or 37%, earned a bachelor's degree in video game design.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in Texas

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