Video Game Designers

(NOC 5241)

Career Description

Video game designers create, design and develop the concepts, stories and structures behind video games.

Duties May Include

Video game designers decide the look and feel of the video game and come up with the designs the game will use. They work with level designers to map out the different sections of the video game to create the actual virtual environment in which the game takes place.

Examples of Titles

Computer Game Designer

Where They Work

Video game designers generally work in cities. Sometimes they will work from their homes but most time they work in an office environment. Many new media companies use open air concepts for their offices.


Video game designers will often work longer hours than 9-5 Monday to Friday. Approaching deadline and release dates for the video games they are producing will increase the hours which they work.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Information Technology - Game Development and Entrepreneurship Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
General Arts and Science - Pre-Animation and Illustration Certificate
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Animation - 3D Diploma; Online
Graphic Design Diploma; Online; Advanced
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Alberta University of the Arts
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Animation Minor Bachelor
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Interactive Multimedia and Design (IMD) Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022