Calling All Creatives: Explore a Career in Digital Art or Video Game Design!

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Calling All Creatives: Explore a Career in Digital Art or Video Game Design!

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Calling All Creatives: Explore a Career in Digital Art or Video Game Design!

If you are creative and enjoy the expressive power of visual imagery, then a career path in Art & Design could be for you!

 

At Raritan Valley Community College, you can prepare for a career that allows you to combine artistic abilities with technical skills, such as Graphic & Interactive Design, Video Game Design & Development, and more. Let’s explore these in-demand programs!

 

Video Game Design & Development

Video game creators design and code video games, which could include everything from creating the concept, to executing the technical design, to testing for bugs, and more. 

 

According to Recruiter.com, vacancies for video game design careers have increased by 5.31 percent nationwide since 2019. Demand is projected to go up, with 32,090 new jobs expected to be filled by 2029. This represents an annual increase of 2.28 percent over the next few years. Payscale reports the average salary in 2024 for a Video Game Designer is $69,076.

 

RVCC offers associate degree programs in both Game Art and Game Development, allowing students to focus on specific aspects of the field. Students have access to well-equipped studios and the latest computer software and hardware as they learn in-demand skills and become immersed in industry standard art techniques and game design technologies.

 

  • Game Art: RVCC’s Game Art A.S. program trains students in industry standard art making techniques and technologies specific to game design and related interactive media. Students also will be exposed to digital video production, audio production, and other multimedia skills. The program prepares students who are interested in transferring to Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs at four-year institutions and professional technical and art schools. 
  • Game Development: RVCC’s Game Development A.S. program provides students with an understanding of the video game and interactive simulation industry as well as an understanding of how these tools shape and are shaped by our society. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in game systems design and programming, quality assurance testing, virtual and augmented reality creation, and interactive simulation and data visualization. 

The College also hosts a site for the annual Global Game Jam, and many RVCC game students participate in the event. This year's Game Jam drew over 35,000 participants worldwide from more than 800 virtual and in-person sites in over 100 countries. In total, 20 RVCC jammers built six games using the event's theme, “Make Me Laugh.”

Interested in how to become a video game designer? Learn more about RVCC’s Game Art A.S. program here and Game Development A.S. program today.

 

Graphic & Interactive Design 

 

RVCC’s Graphic & Interactive Design A.S. program is intended for students who wish to pursue careers in graphic design or digital art. 

 

  • What is digital art? Digital art—sometimes called computer art—is any artistic work that uses digital technology as part of the creative process.
  • What is the difference between graphic design and digital art and design?
    Graphic design focuses more on communicating a message using different graphics, fonts, and images, while digital art focuses more on executing artistic visuals.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2022 to 2032, and employment of graphic designers is projected to grow 3 percent during that same period. 

RVCC’s Graphic & Interactive Design program trains students in two-dimensional graphics, new media graphics, and motion graphics. The program prepares students who intend to transfer to Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) programs at four-year institutions and professional schools of art.  

 

Interested in how to become a digital artist? Learn more about RVCC’s Graphic & Interactive Design A.S. program today. 

 

Attend Our  Spring Open House

 

RVCC is hosting its Spring Open House on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 9am – 12pm. Join us to explore our programs and classes, tour the campus, discover how to apply for financial aid, learn how to transfer colleges, and more. Register today!

 

The RVCC Difference


Have you been researching “best schools for digital arts or game design near me?” Raritan Valley Community College is your answer! 

RVCC is ranked the #1 community college in New Jersey by WalletHub.com and Intelligent.com. Conveniently located for students in Somerset County and Hunterdon County, NJ, RVCC offers more than 90 high-quality programs, including associate degree programs and professional certification opportunities across a variety of fieldsFor further information on RVCC, visit www.raritanval.edu.