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Video Game Designer Courses

A Video Game Designer creates digital games in a range of platforms. You might design for websites, for apps or for other gaming systems. Video Game Designers come up with the characters and storylines used in the game and design the challenges or objectives of the game. You might create the game yourself or communicate your needs to other IT professionals.

Video Game Designers need to be up to date with current trends in the gaming industry. You might specialise in a particular type of game or you may create games as requested by a range of clients. Video Game Designers need to be creative and able to come up with unique ideas. It’s important that you can collaborate with colleagues and use a range of gaming development software.

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Popular Video Game Designer Courses

There are 12 courses available for people who want to become a Video Game Designer. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Video Game Designer earn?

In Australia, a full time Video Game Designer generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Video Game Designer?

The number of people working in this industry has remained stable in recent years. There are currently 650 people employed as a Video Game Designer in Australia compared to 390 five years ago. Video Game Designers may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Video Game Designer?

If you’d like to become a Video Game Designer, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming). You’ll learn more about creating computer animations using audio, video and graphics. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Information Technology or a Certificate IV in Digital Media Technology.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within game design. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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