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Career Presentation: Video Game Designer

A student presentation about the video game design career.

Julianne Wu

on 1 May 2013

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Transcript of Career Presentation: Video Game Designer

What is a game designer? Education:
Johns Hopkins
University Video Game Designer Video (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr We design the concepts of a game... ...coordinate the team... ...test the game... ...and continue to add more! Delving into the field... Personality Traits Themes
Levels Plot
Characters Maps
Monsters & Bosses
Puzzles & Traps
Goals Programmers
Artists & Animators
Story Developers
Music/Ambient Creators
Producers Work
Together! Well...if we're able to update. ...to find and fix bugs just in case... Baltimore, Maryland
110 mi. (2 hours)

$42,780 Tuition
$12,962 Room & Board

SAT Scores
Critical Reading: 650-800
Math: 700-800
Writing: 700-800
30-36 ACT Composite Score #1 and 2nd largest
research facility in the USA

No Core Curriculum!

Adviser System

Located near the Peabody Institute What's so special about JHU? Only a Bachelor's degree in any field relative to video game design is required, like... ...but it's highly recommended to pursue higher and even multiple degrees of education. by Julianne Wu Thank you
for your
attention! Programming

Art & Animation


Music A day in the life... Skills Actually, you can't dive head-first and expect to become a game designer just like that... Becoming a successful game designer requires years of experience. 40 hour week Starting salary of $46,000
$54,000 after 3 years of experience small cubicle ...maybe even an office, if you're lucky Health and life insurance Bonus Salary!!! 401K Retirement Plan $80,000 to $100,000+ TEAMWORK! Paid Vacations Benefits ...usually provided by larger companies smaller companies, not so much... length of time varies Each company has a different way of determining this. Longevity
Job Title
Level of Contribution creativity


problem solving

organization Education programming
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