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Game Design Overview

Bloomfield College features the No. 2 game design program in New Jersey according to The Princeton Review and is a Top 50 program nationwide.

Each year the college holds Global Game Jam, which sees contestants attempt to create a stand-alone game in just 48 hours. In addition, the college is entering the world of Esports and will feature three teams of five students starting in Spring 2019.

When you major in game design, you’ll build the knowledge and hands-on skills to become an expert game designer or developer. If you have a passion for games and want to turn it into a profession, Bloomfield’s game design major is a good fit for you.

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What you’ll study:

Drawing, game design methodology, computer imaging, 2D and 3D design

What you can do:

Design games for video game platforms, computers or smartphones.

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Fast Facts

  • Bloomfield College's game design program is the No. 2 program in the state.
  • The college is starting an Esports team in Spring 2019.
  • The college hosts Global Game Jame each year.
  • The game design program is practice-orientated and focuses on real projects.
  • You’ll work on collaborative team-based projects that mimic real-world game development.
  • More than half of game design students join the Game Development Club which work together to create two games every semester.
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You could be …

A video game designer: Median pay $58,438 per year. Video game designers create concepts and storylines for video games, creating coding and animation, and coding for computers, gaming systems and smartphones.

A creative game director: Median pay $86,316 per year. Creative game directors lead the overall game design, shape the artistic vision and direct others who develop the game.

A game marketer: Median pay $42,029 per year. Game marketers know the game design business well enough to market and sell the finished product to consumers.

An animator: Median pay $65,300 per year. Animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, cartoons and other forms of media.

A visual effects artist: Median pay $78,471 per year. Visual effects artists create in-game effects or post-production effects for movies, games, TV shows and commercials.

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Contact Information

GJ Lee

GJ Lee

Assistant Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1402
Office: Center for Technology + Creativity, Room 105

Tom Toynton

Tom Toynton

Associate Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1701
Office: Center for Technology + Creativity, Room 107

“I enjoy the interdisciplinary approach to learning, teaching and creating art that is CAT. Our campus in particular offers what I see as an ideal combination: the close-knit atmosphere of an intimate hub of critical art making, within reach of the broader resources of New York City.”
– Laura Nova, Bloomfield CAT faculty
“An important part of college is community, and it seems that each Bloomfield class is composed of great community-builders. Collaboration is important in the creative arts and media, and Bloomfield students are generous collaborators.” – Peter Gordon, Bloomfield CAT faculty
“A game is a series of interesting choices.” – Sid Meier, game designer