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Game Art And Design In Technology

Video Game Art and Design


Video Games are pushing the $8 billion per year mark in sales.  The people that build them get paid accordingly: salaries in the industry are pretty well scaled.  Like every other good job though, you have to earn it.  Experience counts, and if you are fortunate enough to be hired by a Game Development Company expect to go in as a junior member performing junior tasks.


Also like every other job, about ten percent of the Game Artists and Game Designers are going to be great ones, and everyone else is going to have to work hard – as part of a team – in order to turn out a Quality Video Game.  On the Art, Animation and Design side some innate talent is important but so is the training.  Every one of the degrees offered below is available online, so you can pursue you dream by getting your credentials while you hold down some other job until your studies are done.


Degrees for Careers in Video Game Art and Design


  • Associates Degree in Digital Animation
  • Bachelors in Information Technology
  • Bachelors in IT/Graphics and Multimedia
  • Bachelors in IT/Multimedia and Animation
  • Bachelors in Graphic Arts
  • Bachelors in Game Software Development
  • Bachelors in Game Art and Design

Median Annual Salaries for Professionals in Game Art and Design


Game Artist

Three Years or less


Three to Six Years


Game Animator

Three Years or Less


Three to Six Years


Lead Game Artist/Animator

Three Years or Less


Three to Six Years


Game Designer                                 

Three Years or Less


Three to Six Years



Source: AnimationArena.Com


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