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computer and game graphic design
As the video game industry grows, more universities are creating curriculums to support careers in video game design. These courses are usually offered within the computer science or media departments. Video Game Designers typically have a bachelor's degree in Game Design, Computer Engineering or Computer science which takes four to five years to complete. Courses in a Game Design degree program may include project management, integrated video design and technology, game prototyping and level design.Skill Requirements for Game Design Game Designers typically work in a managerial role on a video game project, helping to manage budgets, work schedules and project timelines. Attention to detail is important, as are clear writing and communication skills and enthusiasm and knowledge about the video game industry

excellent computer skills
a wide knowledge and understanding of computer games
creativity and imagination
a logical approach to problem-solving
good teamwork and communication skills
flexibility and adaptability
the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
patience and attention to detail
willingness to keep up with industry developments and learn new skills

There is no formal promotion route for computer games designers. With experience, it is possible to be promoted from junior designer to designer. Successful, experienced designers with project and people-management skills may progress to become lead designers

Talented designers may be offered the chance to work overseas. It may be possible to become self-employed, doing freelance work on a contract basis

Working hours in the computer games industry can vary. In many jobs you would work standard office hours, with some unsocial hours and overtime to meet deadlines.You could be based in an office or a studio, depending on your role. You would spend most of your time sitting at a computer 30-40 per week
Starting salaries for artists and programmers are usually around 25,000 a year Experienced and skilled designers, head programmers and producers can earn between £30,000 and 50,000

ENTPs are creative thinkers who see many ways of getting things done and logically analyze how different choices might turn out. They are curious, wanting to know what else besides the routine approach might work, and they are flexible, always willing to try something new. They dislike regular routine and find themselves constantly pulled to new adventures before they've finished their old ones. They have an almost supernatural ability to accurately analyze people and events; they are visionary leaders. ENTPs can be persuasive speakers, able to communicate a vision more easily than others
working hrs and wage
dress code
The dress code is lowest of all for game designers. Artists will try to convey some sense of style in their attire, engineers will go for the occasional “professional

Most computer games designers train on the job, combining self-learning with mentoring by more experienced colleagues. There may be the opportunity to attend short courses to learn about technological developments and new software packages

general duties
With the growth of the video game industry and the number of game platforms, from various consoles to PCs, comes the need for talented game designers. Depending on where you work and your level of skill, you may be responsible for just one design element (like one character, for instance), or have your hands in the entire process from concept to launch
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