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Computer and Video Game Designers

Education and Training Requirements

High School

If you like to play video or computer games, you are already familiar with them. You will also need to learn a programming language (such as C++, Java, C#, Python, and Perl), and you’ll need a good working knowledge of the hardware platform for which you plan to develop your games (video, computer, online, etc.). In high school, learn as much as you can about computers: how they work, what kinds there are, how to program them, and any languages you can learn. You should also take physics, mathematics (algebra, linear algebra, trigonometry, calculus, discrete mathematics, and applied mathematics), chemistry, and computer science. Since designers are creative, take courses in art, literature, and music as well.

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