Game Design - Careers

What Can I Do With a Degree in Interactive Design, Concentration in Game Design?

Game Design is a thriving and growing discipline. From immersive games designed for consoles and desktops to app-based games for mobile devices, video games are increasingly making a positive impact on our culture and economy.

This field primarily serves the video game markets for entertainment and education. Additionally, fields such as advertising, marketing, user experience, information design and eLearning frequently employ designers with game design expertise. The inclusion of graphic and interactive design curriculum also allows for a wider range of career opportunities.

Related job titles in the interactive field include:

  • Game Designer
  • Game Tester / Analyst
  • UI (User Interface) Designers for games or other media
  • Character Designer / Concept Artist
  • Digital Asset Artist / Animator
  • User Experience Designer
  • Motion Graphics Designer

Career-Focused Curriculum

Art & Design students have access to rigorous career-focused curriculum and an extensive alumni and professional network. All BFA programs include a capstone experience, senior exhibit and senior / portfolio seminar. These advanced experiences target professional skills and high caliber work sought by employers, galleries and graduate schools.


BFA students in the Graphic and Interactive Design programs are required to complete a professional internship prior to graduation. We continually cultivate and maintain relationships throughout the St. Louis design community and beyond to ensure that internship experiences are tailored to meet our students’ interests, and assist them in building valuable experience. Our internship program gives Maryville’s Graphic and Interactive Design graduates a competitive edge and often leads to full-time job placements.

Our graphic and interactive students have been hosted as interns at more than 100 regional and national businesses and design firms, including:

  • Arcturis
  • Fleishmann Hillard
  • Graphite Lab
  • Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK)
  • HLK
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Moosylvania
  • National Gallery, Smithsonian
  • Nestle Purina
  • Paradowski Creative
  • PGAV Destinations
  • Rivet
  • Switch
  • TOKY Branding + Design


Office of Career and Professional Development

We are here to help students navigate their way through the process of seeking meaningful and valuable career experiences, including on-campus employment, internships, service opportunities, and part-time and full-timework. Our team helps you develop a resume and cover letters, conduct mock interviews and contemplate your future career choices. We also offer ongoing professional development workshops and events.

Our partnership begins right away. When you arrive on campus, you’ll work in tandem with a life coach to ensure a smooth and successful transition to Maryville.

Learn More About The Office of Career and Professional Development