Game Design Career Success

Champlain Game Design Graduates Are Ready.

Through the career focus of the Game Design major, you will be thoroughly prepared to secure your spot in the highly competitive game industry.

  • Develop your game design talents and your knowledge of successful game design theories and best practices.
  • Master the art of collaboration and the "soft skills" of communication and personal professional management that will make you studio ready.
  • Build a portfolio—including website and reel—designed to attract employers in your targeted segment of industry.
  • Develop a successful résumé and cover letter to make a strong impression.
  • Leverage Champlain's industry network to find and successfully attain a game-industry internship.
  • Develop deep technical knowledge and learning strategies that will allow you to adapt to the tools of any studio setting.
  • Participate in the Senior Show in Game Development as well as other national events, competitions and conferences.

All members of the Game Design faculty are professionals in their field, which is an essential factor in providing our students with the most cutting-edge education possible. Champlain's college-wide career-focused programs are a huge benefit to our students, helping our graduates find suitable positions in the game industry.

Game Design graduates from the Class of 2018 have accepted various positions, including:

  • Disruptor Beam // Associate Producer // Framingham, MA

  • Frame Interactive // VR Developer // Burlington, VT

  • Insomniac Games // Associate Designer // Burbank, CA

  • Labrodex Studios // Narrative Designer // Melville, NY

  • Sony Bend // Associate Technical Game Designer // Bend, OR

  • Vicarious Visions // QA Tester // Menands, NY

  • Impeller Studios // Game Designer // Montpelier, VT

Champlain College Class of 2018 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 89% response rate—significantly higher than most post-graduation college surveys.

  • 94% are either employed or continuing their education within six months after graduating.
  • 91% of the graduates who are employed indicated that their jobs are related to their career goals.
  • 92% 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.