Game Design

GAME DESIGN

GAME DESIGN

GAME DESIGN

 

Learn Creative Skills
for the Entertainment Industry.
Learn Creative Skills for the Entertainment Industry.

Game Design is about more than games: The program provides a solid foundation in design, technology, user experience and critical thinking.

Maryville University’s Game Design Concentration is part of the new degree program in Interactive Design BFA, which gives you the programming and design skills to make it in the graphic- and interactive-design marketplace. Along with this marketable skill set, you will develop your critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, learn about game design theory and history, and get up-to-speed on emerging technologies. Courses include design, motion graphics and development, electives in 3-D modeling, user experience, and more.

 

STUDENT DISCUSSES GAME DESIGN

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WHY MARYVILLE

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Students working on game design projects with graphite lab

After just a year into the Game Design program at Maryville University, Michael Treis was offered an internship with Graphite Lab, a game development company. “It was a good learning experience. Afterward, I felt much more prepared, confident and focused.”

PROFESSIONAL
PARTNERSHIPS

students learning graphic design

Maryville’s Game Design program graduates have interned and gained employment directly in the field of game design and interactive design including:

• Graphite Lab
• Moosylvania
• Paradowski Creative
• Build-A-Bear
• Rivet
• Switch

STUDENT DISCUSSES GAME DESIGN

 

ALUMNI TESTIMONIAL

 

WHY MARYVILLE

 

HLC Accredited
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - HLC
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Forbes Americas Top Colleges
Ranked among "America’s Top Colleges" — Forbes

THE BIG PICTURE

The video game industry has exploded in the last decade, with an estimated $23.5 billion worth of games played each year. To acquire a video game designer degree, attending a game design school or a video game design college can start your career. Game design and development jobs require serious skills and Maryville can help you acquire the expertise and competence required for designing games. Become a highly qualified graduate to compete for the best jobs in a competitive market.

SALARY

TOP 10%

$124,310

MEDIAN

$77,860


JOB GROWTH

7%

ESTIMATED

through 2026

6,200 NEW JOBS THROUGH 2026


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

in this field:

59
%
SELF-EMPLOYED
11
%
VIDEO INDUSTRY
  6
%
COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN
  5
%
SOFTWARE PUBLISHER

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Your love of games translates into a diverse and in-demand skill set, and Maryville’s bachelor’s degree in Interactive Design with a Game Design Concentration can give you the edge you’ll need in this competitive industry.

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