Careers in Game Design

Game Design: Work & Play

September 11, 2019

The 1980s changed video games dramatically by taking them from the arcade to the living room, ushering in the era of the home console led by companies like Nintendo, Sega, and Atari. From this change, a major industry was launched, creating a wave of opportunities for those who wanted to make a career out of gaming.

Today, game designers have the option to work in a variety of game types – including mobile, AAA, casual games, free-to-play, virtual and augmented reality, and even in the creative realm of indie games. The dynamic world of video game design can be a highly rewarding career for those dedicated to their success in a job that balances creativity with technical savvy.

Video game designing is a thrilling and rewarding career choice but also a competitive one. The key to standing out and being a success in the industry is education – the kind of high-calibre training that delivers in-demand, on-the-pulse skills taught by instructors who actually work in the field. It’s also crucial to develop a diverse portfolio that shows what you can do.

With top-notch training, game art & design graduates can go on to become:

  • generalist game designers,
  • gameplay or systems designers,
  • level designers,
  • user interface designers,
  • technical game designers,
  • assistant game producers, or
  • quality assurance testers

LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) game design graduates work in some of the most recognized game companies, including Electronic Arts, Next Level Games, and Relic Entertainment, among many others. Being based in Vancouver means LCV's Game Art & Design program is located in the heart of the industry, giving our students industry access. In 2019, LaSalle College Vancouver has also been named the top game design school in Canada for 10 years in a row, providing credentials that help their graduates stand as top players in the industry.

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