Career In Gaming

Mostly peoples take gaming as a hobby, but it is more than that….. You can also make your career in gaming & earns a lot through this industry.

From recent years, there is tremendous growth has been seen in the India’s video gaming industry, thereby now it has turned into a serious profession.

What is Gaming?

Gaming is an activity to play electronic games using gaming consoles, computers, tablets, mobile phones or any other medium. A person who is into gaming is often termed as a “gamer or hardcore gamer”.

Gaming is a highly competitive sector where professionals are needed who have a good balance of creativity, fun and technology. The most important skills required in this field are creativity and passion.

You can also pursue Career in Gaming after completing your B.Tech in computer science engineering as a Game developer.  Candidates who are good in programming languages they also have good opportunities in the gaming industry.

Well, if you have ever wanted to get indulged into the making of the game, then you may look at the game designer as a good career option.

career in gaming

With the growth of science and technology, the sector ‘Gaming’ is also growing with the latest techniques of games. Researcher and Gaming Developer are facing to the new era of digital games with a tinge of brain-boosting pattern.

Types of Gaming:

Gaming is a vast field, it consists of various types which are listed below:

  • Personal Computer Game
  • Handheld Game
  • Online Game
  • Arcade Game
  • Console Game
  • Mobile Game
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Courses & Eligibility

Let’s talk about the courses in this field.

In India, there are many top game design institutions and colleges offer several game design courses from certificate level to masters level. Some most popular courses are listed below:

Also Check: Courses after 12th

Certificate & Diploma Courses:

  • Certificate in Gaming
  • Certificate course in Game Art & Design
  • Diploma in Production Gaming
  • Diploma in Game Design and Integration
  • Diploma in Animation, Gaming and Special Effect
  • Diploma in Game Design (DGD)
  • Diploma in Game Development
  • Diploma in Game Programming
  • Advanced Diploma in Game Art & 3D Game Content Creation
  • Advance Diploma in Game Programming
  • Advance Diploma in Game Design and Development Application

Bachelor Courses:

  • B.Sc. in Gaming
  • Bachelors in Media Animation & Design (BMAD)
  • B.Sc. Animation & Gaming
  • Bachelor of Science in Animation Game Design and Development
  • Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) – Computer Science and Game Development
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Animation & Computer Graphics
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Digital Filmmaking & Animation
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Graphics, Animation & Gaming

Master Courses:

  • Integrated M.Sc. in Multimedia & Animation with Game Art & Design
  • M.Sc. in Gaming
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Game Design and Development
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Multimedia and Animation

Educational Requirements:

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Courses After 12th Science

For admissions in diploma courses, you must have cleared 10+2 or equivalent exam with any stream from any recognized board. Some colleges prefer minimum 60% marks criteria for providing admissions in diploma courses. If you are seeking for admission in certificate courses, you should have passed 10th standard from any recognized board.

Students who have successfully completed higher secondary/ 12th class from any recognized board are eligible to apply for undergraduate courses. For admission in postgraduate courses, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in the related discipline or branch.


For admission in game design or gaming courses, firstly you have to meet the eligibility criteria prescribed by the institution or college where you are seeking for admission. Some colleges offer admission to students on the basis of merit list of qualifying exam.

Various colleges give admission on the basis of entrance examination followed by group discussion and personal interviews.

Some best colleges to pursue courses in this field are:

  • Bharti Vidyapeeth University, Pune
  • Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC), Mumbai
  • Arena Animations, New Delhi
  • Zee Institute of Creative Arts, Bangalore
  • iPixio Animation College, Bangalore
  • Animaster Academy – College for excellence in Animation, Bangalore
  • Academy of Animation and Gaming, Noida

Career & Jobs

“It is a fun career with lots of job opportunities”.

There are many job opportunities are available in India as well as abroad. India offers game development and animation services at highly competitive rates as compared to other outsourcing areas.

You can opt for your career in various genres of gaming such as video gaming, console gaming, wireless gaming, PC gaming and multiplayer gaming.

The growth of Indian games industry has provided several job opportunities to the skilled professionals. There are many top game designing companies in India, which recruits professionals for game designing.

Benefits of Gaming Courses:

These courses can be beneficial for those who are seeking a career in the field of gaming like:

  • You can also work as a video game designer, board game designer, independent game developer and many others.
  • Gaming courses make you more marketable to employers as they need candidates with a good knowledge of current gaming technologies.

Job Profiles:

  • Game Designer
  • Character Animator
  • Art Designer
  • Freelance Game Developer
  • Script Writer
  • Game Tester
  • Game Modeller
  • Level Designer
  • Game Quality Assurance Tester
  • Interactive Media Designer
  • Gameplay Programmer
  • Art Designer
  • Level Scripter

Some reputed recruiters are:

  • Electronic Arts (EA)
  • Digital Chocolate
  • Zynga
  • Games2Win
  • Hastag
  • iEnergizer
  • Ozura


“This field rewards young and creative professionals with high salary packages”.

In India, the average salary of a video game designer is around Rs.4.5 lacs per annum depending on the working organization and skills.

A video game designer in the USA, can get an average salary of $58 k per annum. With good skills in game development, you can easily get a high paying job.

Books & Study Materials

Here we have listed some best books which will help you throughout your studies:

Artificial Intelligence for Games by Ian Millington and John Funge

The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses by Jesse Schell

Level Up!: The Guide To Great Video Game Design by Scot Rogers

Game Engine Architecture by Jason Gregory

Game Theory: An Introduction by Steve Tadelis

For further queries related to Career In Gaming, feel free to ask us by commenting below.

Displaying 78 Comments
  1. Mahesh says:

    Set win pass gaming installation I know plz job want

  2. Aditya Patil says:

    What is the minimum qualification for this??
    Also If I dropped out from 11 can I still be a game designer or developer???

  3. star says:

    I am in class 10th and wanna choose science as my main subject but also I have an interest in gaming and wanna do something common in these both….plz suggest any advice in colleges abroad other than India…!

  4. Hansraj pande says:

    I will pass 10 now i want to becone esport player but dont know any thing about esport how to start

  5. Yaswanth says:

    i’m 11th graduated student,after my 12 i want to take gameing course.So could you please tell me the best course and collag

    thanking you sir/madam

  6. Mohammad Kabir says:

    I am interested is gaming

  7. Mohammad Kabir says:

    Pubg players

  8. Deep says:

    I’m 12 with PCM and applied for BSc(gaming & design) from Sharda University Noida. Please clarify about the course in the University. Kindly suggest me any best university in Delhi and nearby and your coments about the scope of the course.Thanks & Regards

  9. Deep says:

    I’m 12 with PCM and applied for BSc(gaming & design) from Sharda University Noida. Please clarify about the course in the University. Kindly suggest me any better university in Delhi and nearby. Thanks & Regards

  10. Ankush Kumar Patel says:

    Which gaming college best in India

  11. Shrimad Bhagwat says:

    I am selected in VIT Bhopal for Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Gaming Technology.
    Is the Course and Teaching in VIT Bhopal is Good? and is it worth it.

  12. Priyank says:

    Sir i’m 12th pass out from PCB shall i become a video game tester from PCB

  13. Pragyansh says:

    What are the subjects require to become a game tester in class 11th

  14. anurag says:

    there is any course of diploma in game programmer of 3 years after 10th.plzz suggest me colleges in delhi and uttrakhand.

  15. Sahul hameed says:

    Bro I completed my 10th std class.So I’m exceptfor computer science in 11th std.I want to became a Computer engineer in game programming,game designing, Cyber security etc,…It’s good to study gaming art and I will get more salary.

  16. srikant says:

    nice article

  17. sidharth says:


  18. Shreyansh says:

    I am in 12th i want to pursue career in gaming but not in game designing please suggest some other course where we have to play more.

  19. Girish sharma says:

    I’m a 12th grade passed student and now onwards I want to make game designing as my career. Can u pls suggest me some good training institutes. Also is there a good career in this field?? And what if I do gaming after my course??

  20. Hitesh says:

    My self hitesh my aim to join gamming community and i have PCM with physical education can i join or not

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You can make your career in gaming field. You can go for various diploma, UG, PG courses which are mentioned in the article.

  21. Lijesh Karthik says:

    Sir I am a PCB student and I have an aim on game designing
    Shall I opt for game designing with PCB subjects sir?
    Please reply sir

  22. Vinny says:

    Sir myself I’m vinny.I want to become a best game designer what should I which standard I have to go to gaming fields.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You can pursue Career in Gaming after completing your B.Tech in computer science engineering as a Game developer. Candidates who are good in programming languages they also have good opportunities in the gaming industry.

  23. Sanjay says:

    I am interested in gaming so please tell me best colleges in india.if I studied for games means the job opportunities is conform or not

  24. Abhiram says:

    I would like to be part of gaming after my +2. What are the possibilities to get admission in gaming college

  25. Lakshit ameta says:

    Hello sir myself lakshit ameta from Udaipur Rajasthan and after completing my 10th I’m doing engineering diploma in computer science field from vidya Bhawan Polytechnic college. But sir I want to choose gaming as a career. Please help me.

  26. Rakshith says:

    I am studying in 2nd pic (meba) can i choose this course for my future..

  27. Subrojit Karmakar says:

    I am study class in 12 in science streem. I am very interested in gaming design and development. So tell me best collage in India.

  28. Simi says:

    For courses in gaming pls send me a mail…As I am from University noida.we gaming and animation

  29. Rakshanda Kalbande says:

    I have great interest in video gaming so please suggest me the best institute in Nagpur.

  30. Sarabsukhjot singh says:

    I am studying in 12 class non medical.i have great interest in gaming and want to have career in gaming basically i wamt to have career in gaming plz suggest course for gaming i should take and i want to study in broad.plz kindly help me to choose my course

  31. Sudershan khatavkar says:

    Give information gaming career

  32. Pratikjadhav says:

    In want to make game like pubg

  33. Khevan says:

    I’m currently studying in 10th grade and am confuses about which stream to take to pursue game designing as a career? I’m currently learning 3d modelling and animation

  34. Mudit Dhakar says:

    I’m a btech mechanical graduate…..nd i want to be a game developer….but i don’t have enough knowledge of computer… i have a chance to enter in gaming industry…..what should i do for that.

  35. Anuradha says:

    I m doing my 12th from open patrachar of cbse can i get addmision in good college to go for gaming

  36. Kartik says:

    okay i really desire to become a game designer and i have also tried to make some 3 D designs apart from this i have done a course from MAAC for the same in class 11.

    my only concern though i am academically weak, will i be able to get in any of the colleges? i mkean is it a major criteria.

    Thank You

  37. Mohit loiwal says:

    I want to make my career as game designer
    Will anybody help me to secure my career in gaming
    I have 12th passed right now

  38. Biswajit Tripathy says:

    Hello I m 4th yr student.After Completing my i want to go to gaming company because i m very much addicted by game from my childhood & i have lot of interest to do job at gaming company..plz help..what should i do now..

  39. Sthitaprangya Pattnaik says:

    I want to become a game maker. I have taken Humanities & now I’m in 11th class. Can I become a game maker by taking Humanities ?

  40. Satya says:

    How is the course easy or difficult

  41. A.k says:

    I AM 12 pass out and i really want to make carrier in that field it a good scope i AM interested that path so what to do i please tell me.

  42. Akshay says:

    I studing in second year diploma in computer engineering
    What I do

  43. VIPUL says:

    I am studing in 3rd year diploma of computer science after 10th .I want to go to game designing what can I do

  44. Vipu l says:

    I am studing in 3rd year diploma of computer science after 10th .I want to go to game designing what can I do

  45. Francis Xavier M.A says:

    I want to be an game designer so this will help me to suceed in my life so thank you

  46. Lagan says:

    I am completed the 10 th standard. I am waiting for my result , and I am interested to make my own new game , but i wana know that any stream can become me a game programer or not . I am learning coading also . I know little bit of coading knowledge now . so pls reply me.

  47. Rudra Prasad Thakur says:

    My HS exam is very soon and after exam i want to be a gamer so what should i do???

  48. Gaurav Ramesh Takle says:

    I like to become an engineering and I won’t to known that which is exams and corses after 12 class for computer engineer.😑

  49. Gaurav Ramesh Takle says:

    Thanks for the new important information…..

  50. Gladson Paul says:

    I’m in 11th science and I’ve taken IT(Information technology).I just wanted to know that can I enter in game designing field through IT and which course should i choose after 12th?

  51. Shaan says:

    I’ve passed 10th standard with 74%. I’m intrested in gaming. Which course can i do.?

    • Raza shaikh says:

      I have done my diploma in Electronics and telecommunication engineering. Please tell me which degree I should pursue inorder to become a game designer ( for animation)

  52. Alwin thomas says:

    Can 12th student studying Bio-science can work in game desining

  53. Manoj Dhanush says:

    Now im studying 12th standard of computer science group, then what can i do for study game designer. And im not well in drawing,then can i join in gaming?

  54. Akhil says:

    Iam studying in 12th standard and iam intrested in game designing what should I study after 12th to become a game designer???

    • Hanif Khan says:

      In some of the metropolis colleges of India offer Diploma and UG in Gaming design and development. You should move towards these.

  55. Prathamesh says:

    I am 2nd year electronics engineer want to do game development course simultaneously with my engineering study
    Please guide me for the same

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you can learn basic programming languages and join any good instiute where you can learn basic in animation & gaming.

  56. Sadath says:

    How I can join gaming in computer science engineering

  57. Divakar says:

    I’m a post graduate in civil engineering ..I love games …I want to do something in gaming ….I want to play games ..I want to make games …Show me the way

  58. Jayant choudhary says:

    Hey everyone im jayant
    im a commerce student did bba in graduation and im interested in geming and want to make carrer in it and i dont understand what to do im really confused so plz help me out. Thanks

  59. Anant says:

    I’m interested in gaming invite me

  60. Rajan says:

    i have pcb as subject.
    can i do this course
    i also have painting(drawing) subject as optional.

  61. Kalpak Masaram says:

    sir i hve query regarding my future i want to go to game designing but i hve no idea what to do should i choose diploma or certificate which of this will help me better to get job fastly plz sir plz hve a proper response sir still i cant decided what should i will b able to do in future

    • Hanif Khan says:

      Diploma is good than certificate but go for the graduate degree. It will be more good. For that you must have a computer science degree and then go with PG in software and game development.

  62. Govind purty says:

    do this gaming course can be done by an ARTS student . if yes .. what type of gaming course would be suitable

  63. TEJAS says:

    Which digress are highest in this field

  64. Areef Hashmi says:

    I have small doubt that is I have completed my btech cse, I Am interested in doing gaming. How can I do? And what course should I take?

  65. DEVJIT PAUL says:

    What is the future in completion of game design and development

  66. Pavan says:

    How secured this job is?
    What’s the future of this job?

  67. aman saxena says:

    I am very fond of games and I really want to make carrier in that field it’s a good scope with interesting path thanks

  68. Parth Pardikar says:

    I am interested in gaming

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