How to Become a Video Game Designer after 12th class

What is Game Designer:

Career Advisor people will Suggest you to choose a career after 12th that comes with good returns and secure your future but that would be a wrong move ahead if you are not interested in any of the general career path and wish to make a career in offbeat vocations and earn a name for yourself in it. Now, if you are the one who grew up playing Super Mario and GI Joe and 3d games on television and wanted to check out every new game that came on the market and want to create your own concept game with your imagine creativity then you should know what it is all about and how you can be a part of game designing.

To become a Game Designer, you must get a good knowledge of 2D/3D software as well as preproduction. Usually in Games the environment is created in 3DSMax and Character animations in Maya, Only the models are made with less polygons and more textures. So choose a program that teaches you these software. It would not matter whether the programme is called game design programme or not. Rest, to become a level designer you must have a passion for game design. Also you must have passion for playing all kinds of games including card games, dice games, sports etc. May I ask, have you ever designed a game? Finally, to do game programming you would require knowledge of programming in which usually a BCA/ MCA would help. If you like this answer you may select it as best answer or press like.

Career Paths as Game Designer:

The person who design and devise rules,User interface and experience for games are known as game designers. They are responsible for the setting and development of stories and characters wireframing of games loaded in computers, internet and other respective applications. The duties assigned to the game designer may vary according to the project they are supposed to work.

There are many creative fields for a talented and passionate person:

  • Story Visualizer
  • Environment designer
  • 3D asset creator
  • Game programmer Research and Development
  • Level designer
  • Game designer
  • Game developer
  • Texture Artist
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Interactive Designer
  • 3d Modeler Artist
  • Texture and Lighting Artist
  • Rigging Artist
  • 3d Animation Artist

There are many type of Games:

  • 3d Video Games
  • 2d Video Games
  • Mobile Games
  • Motion Captured Games



The eligibility requirement to become a Game Designer:

Do you have what it takes to become a Game Designer?

Entry requirements for Pilot Traingng programs vary according to training location and local regulatory requirements and For career in Pilot you should meet the following minimum entry criteria:

  • Aged over 15 years and above for animation training.
  • INTEREST in creativity ,design and animation.
  • Known of English language.

Career Requirement  for become a Game Designer and Animator:

Degree Level Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia and Animation or Certification in Animation (2 to 3 Years)
Degree Fields Graphics, 2d Animation, 3d Animation, Special Effects and Multimedia
Diploma and Certification Animation and Multimedia
Key Skills Photoshop, Flash, 3ds Max, Maya, Unity, After Effects, Zbrush
Salary RS 120,000 to 12,00,000 (according to your experience)

How to become a Game Designer and what are the ways for being a Game design Artist after 12th:

Step 1: Start Skecthing Classes in 10th class and Keep on practicing.
Step 2: Start bachelor’s degree in Animation Course from recognised Institute/College/University
Step 2: If you have not any resource to do degree in Animation/Game Designing then join certification course in Game Designing and Animation from recognised Institute and also do Bachelor’s degree from any recognised distance learning university.
Step 3: Start Internship in Animation to get experience.

Training Institute for become a Animator and Game Designer:

Colleges for Diploma in Animation and Game Designing:-

1. Arena Animation
2. MAAC Academy
3. PIcasoo Animation College
4. TGC Animation
5. ZICA Animation College
6. Oxford institute
7. IMS-Design and Innovation Academy
8. LISAA School of Design

Colleges for Degree in Animation and Game Designing:In india and Abroad there are lots of best colleges where you can learn Bachelor of Fine Arts(Applied Art and Visual Communication).

1. Delhi College of Art, New Delhi
2. Institute Delhi Collage of Art, New Delhi
3. Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
4. Amity School of Fine Arts, Noida-UP
5. Deviprasad Goenka Management College Of Media Studies, Mumbai
6. Lalit Kala Sansthan of Visual and Performing Arts, Agra
7. Sir J. J .Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai
8. ABS-Affinity Business School, Bhubneshwar
9. SVC-Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi
10. Banaras Hindu University
11. AKM-Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai
12. IFA-Institute of Fine Arts
13. College of Fine Arts, Chennai
14. Kanpur University
15. New York Film Academy

Kind of Software and Production Training provided in Game Designing and Animation Institutes

Sem 1: Graphic Designing Modules

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Corel Draw
  • Adobe Indesign

Sem 2: 2d Classical Animation

  • classical Animation
  • Flash
  • Toonboom
  • Adobe Premier Pro(Video Editing)

Sem 3: 3d Animation and Special Effects Modules

  • Modeling and Texturing in 3ds Max
  • Ligthing in 3ds Max
  • Rigging and Animation in 3ds Max
  • Special Effects and Dynamics in 3ds Max

Sem 4: Advanced Animation and Visual Effects Modules

  • Modeling and Texturing in Maya
  • Ligthing in Maya
  • Rigging and Animation in Maya
  • Special Effects and Dynamics in Maya


How Much Does It Cost To do Animation and Game Designing Course:

Short Term Courses : 50,000 to 90,000(In Rupees)
Career Courses(nr About 2-3Years) : 2Lakh to 3Lakh
(Note : fees vary according to the Colleges and Institutes.)

Designing Process step by step:



Top Ten 3d games for Study of Game Designing:

5. MAFIA 2

Top Video Game Companies for Game Designing :

A Sample Portfolio for Game Designing:

What are its prospects in the next five years :

The prospects are huge, now-a-days gaming is coming like anything .There are lot of scope over here like Gaming is now used at Bank’s, for marketing, for education, to improve the IQ etc .Mobile gaming, i-Phone Gaming and Social Gaming is the next gen future .One can start his or her career as a gaming artist, game developer, game taster, game de-coder, porting etc. Another type of gaming is coming with lot of scope, X-Box, Nintendo and Simulation Games.

Salary Packages after Game Designing Courses :

  • For Freshers : 1 Lakh to 1.5 Lakh (per annum)
  • For Experienced : 5 Lakh to 12 Lakh (per annum)

Best of Luck 12th Student and Go ahead with Big Dreams 🙂

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5 thoughts on “How to Become a Video Game Designer after 12th class

  • May 3, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    What is admission procedure for degree and other sources described in above article after 12th,which exams I need to give for that purposes.plz help me I don’t know anything about this field but I am interested because I like to do something new specially in development of game I had also learn basics of unity engine in age of 18,now I recently given 12th exam and jee mains exam.

  • September 12, 2016 at 7:05 am

    I want to be a Game designer Which field I have to go in Collage I study in 12th Class.
    Please Answer me Fast ?


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