Video Game Design Schools in California

Californians, what many California residents call themselves, live in a California that provides them with ample educational opportunities. Video Game Design schools in California can help an aspiring video game designer gain the proficiency and understanding necessary for a successful career. There are 64 video game design colleges in California from which students can pick the one that best suits their needs. In the 2008-2009 school year, reportedly 842 students completed video game design programs in California.

CitySchoolPrograms Offered
Video Game Design Schools in Anaheim Westwood College-Anaheim
1551 S. Douglass Rd
Anaheim, CA, 92806
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
  • Bachelors in Computer Software and Media Applications
Video Game Design Schools in Aptos Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA, 95003
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Bakersfield Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA, 93305
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Chico California State University-Chico
First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA, 95929
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Costa Mesa Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Culver City West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA, 90230
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Cypress Cypress College
9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA, 90630
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in El Monte Palladium Technical Academy
10507 Valley Blvd Ste 806
El Monte, CA, 91731
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Emeryville Ex-Pression College for Digital Arts
6601 Shellmond St
Emeryville, CA, 94608
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
Western Career College-Emeryville
6001 Shellmound
Emeryville, CA, 94608
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Folsom Folsom Lake College
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA, 95630
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Fountain Valley Coastline Community College
11460 Warner Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Fremont Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA, 94539
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Fullerton Fullerton College
321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA, 92832
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Gilroy Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
Gilroy, CA, 95020
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Glendale Glendale Community College
1500 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA, 91208
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Glendora Citrus College
1000 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora, CA, 91741
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Irvine Irvine Valley College
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA, 92618
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
University of California-Irvine
204 Administration
Irvine, CA, 92697
  • Masters in Computer Graphics
  • PhD in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Lancaster Antelope Valley College
3041 West Ave K
Lancaster, CA, 93536
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Lathrop ITT Technical Institute-Lathrop
16916 S. Harlan Rd
Lathrop, CA, 95330
  • Associates in Computer Software and Media Applications
  • Bachelors in Computer Software and Media Applications
Video Game Design Schools in Long Beach California State University-Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA, 90840
  • Bachelors in Design and Applied Arts
Long Beach City College
4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA, 90808
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Los Angeles Argosy University-Los Angeles
5230 Pacific Concourse Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA, 90045
  • Associates in Computer Software and Media Applications
Gnomon School of Visual Effects
1015 N Cahuenga Blvd Ste 54301
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Los Angeles Harbor College
1111 Figueroa Place
Los Angeles, CA, 90744
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90045
  • Bachelors in Design and Applied Arts
University of California-Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90095
  • Bachelors in Design and Applied Arts
  • Masters in Design and Applied Arts
University of Southern California
University Park
Los Angeles, CA, 90089
  • Bachelors in Computer Software and Media Applications
  • Masters in Computer Software and Media Applications
Westwood College-Los Angeles
3250 Wilshire Blvd Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA, 90010
  • Associates in Computer Software and Media Applications
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
  • Bachelors in Computer Software and Media Applications
Video Game Design Schools in Mission Viejo Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA, 92692
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Modesto Modesto Junior College
435 College Ave
Modesto, CA, 95350
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Monrovia Mt Sierra College
101 E Huntington Dr
Monrovia, CA, 91016
  • Bachelors in Design and Applied Arts
Video Game Design Schools in Oakland Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA, 94619
  • Bachelors in Computer Software and Media Applications
Video Game Design Schools in Palm Desert College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA, 92260
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Rancho Cordova ITT Technical Institute-Rancho Cordova
10863 Gold Center Dr
Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670
  • Associates in Computer Software and Media Applications
Video Game Design Schools in Rancho Cucamonga Chaffey College
5885 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91737
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Redwood City Canada College
4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City, CA, 94061
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Sacramento American River College
4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA, 95841
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA, 95822
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in San Bernardino ITT Technical Institute-San Bernardino
670 E Carnegie Drive
San Bernardino, CA, 92408
  • Associates in Computer Software and Media Applications
The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire
630 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA, 92408
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in San Diego Coleman University
8888 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA, 92123
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
The Art Institute of California-San Diego
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA, 92108
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in San Francisco Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA, 94105
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
  • Masters in Computer Graphics
The Art Institute of California-San Francisco
1170 Market St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
  • Masters in Design and Applied Arts
Video Game Design Schools in San Jacinto Mt. San Jacinto Community College District
1499 N State St
San Jacinto, CA, 92583
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in San Marcos Palomar College
1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA, 92069
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in San Mateo College of San Mateo
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA, 94402
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Santa Ana Santa Ana College
1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA, 92706
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
The Art Institute of California-Orange County
3601 W Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA, 92704
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Santa Barbara Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA, 93109
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Santa Clara Mission College
3000 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA, 95054
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Santa Maria Allan Hancock College
800 S College Dr
Santa Maria, CA, 93454
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Santa Monica The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles
2900 31st St
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Seaside California State University-Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA, 93955
  • Bachelors in Computer Software and Media Applications
Video Game Design Schools in South Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe Community College
One College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Sunnyvale The Art Institute of California
1120 Kifer Rd
Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Torrance Westwood College-South Bay
19700 S. Vermont Avenue Suite 100
Torrance, CA, 90502
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Upland Westwood College-Inland Empire
20 W 7th St
Upland, CA, 91786
  • Bachelors in Computer Graphics
  • Bachelors in Computer Software and Media Applications
Video Game Design Schools in Vacaville CSI Career College
611 Orange Dr Ste K
Vacaville, CA, 95687
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Walnut Mt San Antonio College
1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA, 91789
  • Certification in Computer Graphics
  • Associates in Computer Graphics
Video Game Design Schools in Yucaipa Crafton Hills College
11711 Sand Canyon Road
Yucaipa, CA, 92399
  • Certification in Computer Graphics

Video Game Design Salaries in California

City 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile 90th Percentile Average
Anaheim $50,503.33 $67,213.33 $85,466.67 $106,313.33 $128,620.00 $87,830.00
Aptos $48,825.00 $69,725.00 $87,445.00 $106,885.00 $135,780.00 $90,640.00
Bakersfield $62,810.00 $76,510.00 $98,870.00 $119,985.00 $136,440.00 $97,890.00
Chico $46,500.00 $57,895.00 $76,390.00 $111,735.00 $133,685.00 $85,690.00
Costa Mesa $50,503.33 $67,213.33 $85,466.67 $106,313.33 $128,620.00 $87,830.00
Cypress $50,503.33 $67,213.33 $85,466.67 $106,313.33 $128,620.00 $87,830.00
Emeryville $56,653.33 $70,066.67 $86,333.33 $107,890.00 $132,830.00 $91,223.33
Folsom $53,473.33 $65,643.33 $77,173.33 $92,813.33 $110,666.67 $79,713.33
Fountain Valley $50,503.33 $67,213.33 $85,466.67 $106,313.33 $128,620.00 $87,830.00
Fremont $56,653.33 $70,066.67 $86,333.33 $107,890.00 $132,830.00 $91,223.33
Fullerton $50,503.33 $67,213.33 $85,466.67 $106,313.33 $128,620.00 $87,830.00
Gilroy $68,490.00 $87,370.00 $107,550.00 $128,613.33 $92,680.00 $107,666.67
Irvine $50,503.33 $67,213.33 $85,466.67 $106,313.33 $128,620.00 $87,830.00
Lathrop $65,235.00 $78,570.00 $94,770.00 $111,550.00 $144,900.00 $98,860.00
Mission Viejo $50,503.33 $67,213.33 $85,466.67 $106,313.33 $128,620.00 $87,830.00
Modesto $59,090.00 $74,830.00 $91,875.00 $118,620.00 $147,000.00 $97,100.00
Oakland $56,653.33 $70,066.67 $86,333.33 $107,890.00 $132,830.00 $91,223.33
Palm Desert $51,180.00 $62,916.67 $78,180.00 $97,176.67 $116,460.00 $80,453.33
Rancho Cordova $53,473.33 $65,643.33 $77,173.33 $92,813.33 $110,666.67 $79,713.33
Rancho Cucamonga $51,180.00 $62,916.67 $78,180.00 $97,176.67 $116,460.00 $80,453.33
Redwood City $62,150.00 $80,056.67 $99,453.33 $120,930.00 $142,210.00 $100,373.33
Sacramento $53,473.33 $65,643.33 $77,173.33 $92,813.33 $110,666.67 $79,713.33
San Bernardino $51,180.00 $62,916.67 $78,180.00 $97,176.67 $116,460.00 $80,453.33
San Diego $49,196.67 $64,056.67 $81,176.67 $101,253.33 $122,673.33 $85,000.00
San Francisco $62,150.00 $80,056.67 $99,453.33 $120,930.00 $142,210.00 $100,373.33
San Jacinto $51,180.00 $62,916.67 $78,180.00 $97,176.67 $116,460.00 $80,453.33
San Marcos $49,196.67 $64,056.67 $81,176.67 $101,253.33 $122,673.33 $85,000.00
San Mateo $62,150.00 $80,056.67 $99,453.33 $120,930.00 $142,210.00 $100,373.33
Santa Ana $50,503.33 $67,213.33 $85,466.67 $106,313.33 $128,620.00 $87,830.00
Santa Barbara $57,710.00 $73,195.00 $90,255.00 $113,495.00 $135,720.00 $93,725.00
Santa Clara $68,490.00 $87,370.00 $107,550.00 $128,613.33 $92,680.00 $107,666.67
Santa Maria $57,710.00 $73,195.00 $90,255.00 $113,495.00 $135,720.00 $93,725.00
Santa Rosa $68,750.00 $84,035.00 $105,260.00 $125,655.00 $141,935.00 $104,785.00
Seaside $55,990.00 $66,330.00 $85,845.00 $113,200.00 $60,575.00 $96,515.00
South Lake Tahoe $53,473.33 $65,643.33 $77,173.33 $92,813.33 $110,666.67 $79,713.33
Sunnyvale $68,490.00 $87,370.00 $107,550.00 $128,613.33 $92,680.00 $107,666.67
Upland $51,180.00 $62,916.67 $78,180.00 $97,176.67 $116,460.00 $80,453.33
Vacaville $63,825.00 $76,910.00 $95,435.00 $126,630.00 $76,895.00 $101,900.00
Yucaipa $51,180.00 $62,916.67 $78,180.00 $97,176.67 $116,460.00 $80,453.33

Video Game Design Jobs in California

Video Game Design Careers

ProfessionSkills RequiredDuties Performed
Computer Software Engineer
  • Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Management of Personnel Resources: Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Specify power supply requirements and configuration.
  • Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance.
Animator
  • Equipment Selection: Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Create pen-and-paper images to be scanned, edited, colored, textured or animated by computer.
  • Make objects or characters appear lifelike by manipulating light, color, texture, shadow, and transparency, or manipulating static images to give the illusion of motion.
  • Convert real objects to animated objects through modeling, using techniques such as optical scanning.
Computer Software Systems Engineer
  • Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Management of Personnel Resources: Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Systems Analysis: Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Coordinate installation of software system.
  • Direct software programming and development of documentation.
  • Advise customer about, or perform, maintenance of software system.

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