Career Success

“The spectacular growth of our industry proves video game developers, artists, and storytellers are the brightest lights in the U.S. economy, finding more ways to delight the world’s 2.6 billion gamers each year.”
President and CEO Michael D. Gallagher
Entertainment Software Association "Essential Facts about the Computer and Video Game Industry," 2018

Champlain College was one of the first institutions to offer a bachelor's degree in Game Programming—and we continue to offer one of the best in the world. Gain the programming skills and professional experience to produce the games that will enchant and engage audiences.

Game Programming Employment Outcomes

Champlain's reputation for producing high-caliber industry professionals is substantiated by the extraordinary success of our graduates. Champlain Game Programming grads have started working with companies including Behaviour Interactive, Discovery Machine, Frame Interactive, Ready at Dawn, Sony Bend, Velan Studios, and Vicarious Visions.

Here are just a few companies where our graduates have accepted positions:

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Hitpoint Studios Logo App Minis Logo Big Point Studios
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Champlain Game Programming Graduates Are Ready

In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's career-focused majors features learning opportunities and programs that help our students create highly marketable résumés. Highlights include:

  • All members of the Game Programming faculty are professionals in their field, which is an essential factor in our students getting the most cutting-edge education in the field possible.
  • The Game Programming major is an intense and challenging degree built on a foundation of math, programming skills, and software engineering practices. With this base, students then explore the sub-systems that add graphics, physics, and artificial intelligence into modern game engines.
  • Students take this technical expertise and collaborate in the Champlain Game Studio with artists, animators, and designers to craft solutions to complex games.
  • Game Programming students typically take at least one intensive game industry internship over the course of their program, which gives them stellar résumés and often great employer recommendations.
  • In the Game Programming Capstone class, seniors work together with Game Art, Game Design, and Game Production Management majors with the end goal of creating a professional quality game.

Champlain College Class of 2019 Joins the Workforce 

Champlain's Career Collaborative team surveys alumni six months after graduation to find out how job searches are going. The College-wide results below are based on an outstanding 91% response rate—significantly higher than most post-graduation college surveys.

  • 91% are either employed or continuing their education within six months after graduating.
  • 88% of the graduates who are employed indicated that their jobs are related to their career goals.
  • 89% also indicated that they had completed one or more internships or other experiential learning opportunities before graduation.

The Results Are Clear

Our graduates are thriving; their Champlain education prepared them with real-world experience that sets them apart in their field.