Video Game Designer

VIDEO GAME DESIGNER GRAPHIC

Bring characters to life.       
Develop storylines.       
Create new worlds.

BECOME A VIDEO GAME DESIGNER.

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Video game designers make a concept of video gameplay and layout come alive, often through experimentation with several themes and genres, as well as developments and improvements on existing games. This can include the development of plots and storylines; characters; maps, scenarios, and difficulties; methods for winning or losing the game, and user interface creation. All of this is done through computer software in which the designer will input computer scripting, which is then processed by the software to generate commands, events, objects and characters that with which the players interact.

CAREER OUTLOOK

According to the State of Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, here are the projected annual openings and wages for software application developers: 2,160 annual openings (31 percent growth) in Michigan; 165 annual openings in Southeast Michigan (33.4 percent growth). The regional wage range is $34-$57 per hour.

MCCC PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR THIS FIELD

Associate of Applied Science Degree

This associate of applied science degree in Game Design and Development will provide students with the foundational skills for video game creation, and graduates will be prepared for entry-level employment in the following areas:

  • Level designer
  • Game programmer
  • Asset developer
  • Independent game developer

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Contact Information

Admissions & Guidance Office

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Hours

Hours Fall 2020

Monday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.