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Game Design Schools In South Dakota

In South Dakota, there is only one accredited school where game design classes faculty can find employment. The trends in South Dakota'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 bachelors degree level.


  1. Dakota State University

    820 N Washington, Madison, South Dakota 57042-1799

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Game Design Employment

South Dakota 1,670
National 1,054,840

Approximately 0% of the country's game design professionals work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Game design professionals In South Dakota

420 500 530 560 1,670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, game design is a growing field. In 2010 there were 1,250 more game design professionals working in South Dakota than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Dakota, this field has grown by 298% in four years. 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 South Dakota

$31,940 $44,815 $33,050 $32,120 $52,887
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Game Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by game design professionals is increasing in South Dakota. Game design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $31,940 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $52,887 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Game design professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, there was a 40% growth in game design professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 99% pay differential between the highest paid game design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of game design in South Dakota.

Average Salaries for Game design professionals and related professions in South Dakota

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

Game design professionals in South Dakota earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Game Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in game design.

Game Design Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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