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Interested in Video Games? Learn How to Make Them!

February 10, 2009 0 Comments

While the video game industry may have begun in basements and bedrooms, it is now big business. Million dollar companies create, market and sell video games and talented artists, designers and animators are competing for job positions everyday. To distinguish yourself amongst the competition a strong education is essential. Game and web design programs can help you prepare for this popular industry by providing you with the skills you need taught by industry professionals.

Game designers require a unique skill set. Video game designers are responsible for creating the animation, storyboarding, and programming that go into producing today's video games. Video game designers must not only have a strong foundation with basic design and art concepts but must also have a strong technical ability. The analytical mindset needed for a software development career combines with the imagination of an artist for this career.

Game and Web Design Courses
Game designers enjoy a career in an expanding industry and the ability to work in highly-creative environments. A game and web design course can train you in many different areas. Some common game and web design course curriculum includes:

  • Design Elements
  • Effective Web site Management
  • Web Technologies (HTML, Dreamweaver and many more)
  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • Game Level Design
  • Characters and their Environments

These subjects are often combined with more traditional disciplines like business and English to create well-rounded and highly knowledgably students. Game and web design classes can also help aspiring designers build a portfolio of their work. This portfolio will be crucial when students graduate and pursue careers in the industry.

The Future of Game and web Design
Students across the nation are enrolling in game and video design classes to train to pursue a career in this growing industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the video game industry jobs expected to double between 2004 and 2009 and video games produce more revenue than movie theater box office receipts--worldwide revenue is expected to hit $66 billion by 2011. Students of game and web design classes also have skills that can be utilized in website development, and web design.

If you have an interest in art and game design, now is the time to get the education you need to pursue your career. Your favorite video games were made by an entire team of talented professionals. Stop just playing and start creating! With game and web design courses available now you can begin your journey towards pursuing a creative and exciting career in game and web design today. The video game industry is scouting the country for creative and talented game designers to contribute to the video games and websites of tomorrow, with the right training they could choose you.

Sanford-Brown College - St. Peters is close to many locations:
Cottleville, MO - approximately 4.0 miles
O' Fallon, MO - approximately 4.9 miles
St. Charles, MO - approximately 10.0 miles
St. Paul, MO - approximately 7.7 miles

Source:

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2000/Summer/art01.pdf

http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/oct2005/id20051007_999151.htm

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