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Game Design Schools In Minnesota

Minnesota has is only one accredited game design school where game design faculty who teach game design classes can find employment. The trends in Minnesota's game design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in game design includes game design training at the game design level.


  1. Brown College

    1440 Northland Dr, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120-1004

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Game Design Employment

Minnesota 26,350
National 1,054,840

Of all of the game design professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Game design professionals In Minnesota

6,170 6,250 6,610 6,470 26,350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, game design is a growing field. 20,180 more game design professionals were working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of game design professionals has grown by 327%. This is slower than the trend for game design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of game design professionals has grown by 375% between 2006 and 2010.

Game Design VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$56,675 $61,570 $62,590 $62,590 $69,605
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Game Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Minnesota, as the number of game design professionals is growing, the salaries earned by game design professionals are increasing. Game design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $56,675 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $69,605 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Game design professionals in Minnesota

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Thus, there was a 19% growth in game design professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of game design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid game design professionals earning 133% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Minnesota state.

Average Salaries for Game design professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Computer Animation
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Game Design
Video Game Design
Visual Communications

In Minnesota, game design professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Game Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Minnesota


A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in game design.

Game Design Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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