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Have you ever been playing a computer game and thought to yourself, "I wish people were playing in MY world"?


Game design programs teach you to think logically through level progression, character design, and prop design. Think about your background and goals when deciding on a course of study in game design.

Do you prefer to create the concepts and the characters, or would you rather help to bring another's vision to life? Do you like to draw and design scripts, or would you rather work with programming languages?

Before you decide on a program, you need to decide whether to focus your degree on the technical (programming) side or the character and game concept side (design). Character concepts are more art related than computer related, but a basic knowledge of programming is still required, even in the conceptual stage: it helps you make important decisions about what can and can't be done in the game you are designing. With story-boarding and scriptwriting included, design programs develop skills in writing as well as drawing and digital animation.

Classes in game design programs include combining your artistic and digital skills, modeling and animating artwork, scripting, production, storyboarding, and other conceptual skills to create an outstanding game.

When you complete most degree programs, you will have a portfolio to take with you to job interviews and the skills to excel at positions in most animation, design, and testing fields. Jobs then available to you include game designer, quality assurance tester, character designer, and many more!





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ITT Technical Institute - Wilmington Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Wilmington, MA 587 Suburb Private
College of DuPage Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Glen Ellyn, IL 27083 Suburb Public
Chattahoochee Technical College Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Marietta, GA 11391 Suburb Public
New Mexico State University - Main Campus Advertising | Animation | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects Four-year school Las Cruces, NM 18526 Suburb Public
The Art Institute of Indianapolis Animation | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Indianapolis, IN 1057 City Private
The Art Institute of Seattle Animation | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Seattle, WA 2282 City Private
College of Southern Nevada Animation | Architecture | Arts Management | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Las Vegas, NV 42108 City Public
Cerro Coso Community College Animation | Game Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Ridgecrest, CA 6342 Town/Rural Public
San Bernardino Valley College Animation | Architecture | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects Two-year school San Bernardino, CA 14916 City Public
ITT Technical Institute - Richmond Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Richmond, VA 815 Suburb Private
Pikes Peak Community College Animation | Architecture | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects Two-year school Colorado Springs, CO 13572 Suburb Public
The Art Center Design College - Albuquerque Advertising | Animation | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects Four-year school Albuquerque, NM 252 City Private
ITT Technical Institute - Kennesaw Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Kennesaw, GA 507 Suburb Private
Stanly Community College Advertising | Game Design Two-year school Albemarle, NC 3245 Town/Rural Public
Bryan College - Springfield Animation | Game Design | Visual Effects Two-year school Springfield, MO 210 City Private
Corcoran College of Art and Design Animation | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Washington, DC 921 City Private
ITT Technical Institute - Spokane Valley Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Spokane Valley, WA 495 Suburb Private
Lake Washington Technical College Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Kirkland, WA 4646 Suburb Public
Raritan Valley Community College Animation | Game Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Branchburg, NJ 7888 Town/Rural Public
Oklahoma City Community College Advertising | Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Oklahoma City, OK 14114 City Public
Westwood College - Inland Empire Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Upland, CA 1140 Suburb Private
Memphis College of Art Animation | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Photography | Visual Effects Four-year school Memphis, TN 451 City Private
Westwood College - Los Angeles Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Los Angeles, CA 3968 City Private
Montserrat College of Art Animation | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Photography | Visual Effects Four-year school Beverly, MA 339 Suburb Private
International Academy of Design and Technology - Orlando Advertising | Animation | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Orlando, FL 1121 Suburb Private
Lansing Community College Animation | Architecture | Arts Management | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Lansing, MI 21123 City Public
California College of the Arts Animation | Architecture | Arts Management | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Oakland, CA 1828 City Private
Westwood College - Atlanta Midtown Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Atlanta, GA 675 City Private
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Valdosta, GA 3585 Suburb Public
Madison Area Technical College Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Madison, WI 16610 City Public
College of the Canyons Animation | Architecture | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects Two-year school Santa Clarita, CA 21575 Suburb Public
Burlington County College Animation | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Game Design | Graphic Design | Photography | Visual Effects Two-year school Pemberton, NJ 9693 Town/Rural Public
ITT Technical Institute - Boise Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Boise, ID 585 City Private
The New England Institute of Art Advertising | Animation | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Brookline, MA 1614 Suburb Private
College for Creative Studies Advertising | Animation | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects Four-year school Detroit, MI 1405 City Private
Los Angeles Mission College Animation | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Visual Effects Two-year school Sylmar, CA 10792 City Public
The Art Institutes of York - PA Animation | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school York, PA 706 Suburb Private
Sam Houston State University Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects Four-year school Huntsville, TX 16772 Town/Rural Public
Coleman University Animation | Game Design | Visual Effects Four-year school San Diego, CA 574 City Private
Montgomery College Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Rockville, MD 26147 City Public
Meridian Technology Center Animation | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Stillwater, OK 576 Town/Rural Public
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Architecture | Game Design | Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Troy, NY 6901 City Private
Portland Community College Advertising | Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Landscape Architecture | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Two-year school Portland, OR 30161 Suburb Public
Rochester Institute of Technology Advertising | Animation | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Rochester, NY 15445 Suburb Private
International Academy of Design and Technology - Tampa Animation | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Tampa, FL 1460 Suburb Private
The Art Institute of California - Sacramento Animation | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Sacramento, CA 704 City Private
Art Center College of Design Advertising | Animation | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Landscape Architecture | Photography | Visual Effects Four-year school Pasadena, CA 1945 City Private
Douglas Education Center Animation | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Visual Effects Two-year school Monessen, PA 354 Suburb Private
ITT Technical Institute - Arnold Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media Four-year school Arnold, MO 903 Suburb Private
The Los Angeles Film School Animation | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Visual Effects Two-year school Hollywood, CA 517 City Private

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