Where digital creativity, design, writing, art and software technology all meet.

No this doesn’t mean you’re a nerd, it means you’re a creative nerd. Seriously though, this is a thriving industry filled with revenue and global opportunities because the digital world can’t stop and won’t stop growing. If you’re looking to explore a career in an industry that is literally only going upwards and is actually exciting, then you definitely might want to think about choosing to study video game design.

Would you call yourself an active or regular gamer? If so, I only have one question for you. How have you not already tried to make a living from video games? It’s 2018 and yes anything is possible, you can make all of your dreams come true with video games. If video games and technology is part of your lifestyle, you are going to love everything that comes with this type of industry.

Here is a basic list of various areas in video game design to expect:

  • Animation
  • Game theory
  • Storyboard drawing
  • Story developing
  • Content writing
  • System design
  • Cinematography
  • Drawing
  • Design
  • Programming
  • 3D modeling
  • Graphic design
  • Game testing

Like everything else in life, it’s all fun and games until reality sets in. Video game design is no walk in the park either. From start to finish, there is tons of detail, specific planning and pre-planning in order to execute a fun video game. Not to mention it’s a competitive field. It takes an entire team to create memorable and high-quality digital games. Is it all worth it in the end though? Yes, it is. There are lots of different aspects in video game design, which is great because not only does it offer opportunities for employment but also creates a very diverse environment. For a list of career options in video game design at Trillium College, click here.

As mentioned, this area of study and industry is competitive, but like everyone would probably tell you, it’s really fun too. Game design is an in-demand employment opportunity and being a part of it can lead to a world of more endless opportunities. Video games are also used on various platforms from mobile to multiple software such as X-box, PlayStation, etc.  Start creating your own story and make it come to life! Can you imagine all the opportunities to create? We sure can.

If you’re interested in getting a jump start to a video game design career, we strongly urge you to visit our Video Game Design Diploma page where you can learn about areas of focus, employment opportunities, and salary.