Video gaming? A serious career?!?! ABSOLUTELY. Globally, the gaming industry generates more than $100 billion in revenue annually. In California alone there are more than 500 game development studios and 20,000 individuals who make their living creating games. Salaries in the gaming industry are higher than the national average. A designer with 10+ years of experience can make over $100k annually. In 2014, the average salary for a game designer was nearly $74k.
The Video Game Design program is a two semester course that will teach you the hard and soft skills needed to start a career in game development. Skills gained include how to draft game design documents, how to work on teams, and how to use industry standard software. Dress is casual, but students can expect to be challenged academically.
Video Game Design students should have a solid attendance record and high school level reading, writing, math, and computer skills.
Students earn 15 general elective units each semester toward their high school graduation.
This is a career awareness class which instructs students on the basics of game design and development for entry-level employment. Successful Video Game Design students often pursue the following careers:
Advisory Board/Industry Partners
The Advisory Board provides crucial guidance for the Video Game Design program at ROC. These industry partners have generously donated their time and expertise to share industry trends, offer assistance, and ensure the curriculum is providing the highest levels of training and career development opportunities for our students.
Director - Game Production at Nickelodeon
Lead Engineer, 2K Sports
Lead Designer, Unbroken Studios
Business Owner, Rumblecade
Producer, Tripwire Interactive
Head of Development, Cimulated