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Get a head start in creating the next generation of innovative games by developing your creative and technical skills with a games and entertainment design degree. As a games and entertainment design student, you learn how to communicate your ideas and turn them into art for game entertainment. You can apply your game art skills to a wide variety of careers, both within the games industry and in other industries where these skills are desirable.

Job Options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Unreal Engine Animator
  • Junior 3D Generalist / Cinematic Animator
  • 2D/ 3D CG Artist
  • CG Texture Artist
  • Unreal Engine Artist
  • CG Modeler Hard Surface/Organic
  • Character Modeler/Sculptor
  • VFX Artist
  • Scan Data artist
  • Real-Time Dev artist

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Game Art Development¬†
  • VR/AR Artist
  • Feature Animation
  • VFX Artists
  • Environment Artist
  • Character Modeler
  • Character Animator
  • Concept Artist
  • User Interface (UI) Artist
  • Game Engine Artist

Earning Potential

Video game design careers reward hard work and experience with pay raises. For example, Payscale reports that video game designers earned an average annual salary of $66,738 that increases by 15% with 5-9 years of experience. 

According to a February 2022 report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), U.S. tech salaries are rising. SHRM attributes the increases to strong labor market demand for skilled tech professionals.