Oakland has a total population of 399,484 and a student population of 28,906. Of these students, 1,828 are enrolled in schools that offer video game design programs.
Oakland's largest video game design school is California College of the Arts. Approximately 4 students graduated in 2010 from California College of the Arts with credentials in video game design.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a video game design degree from one of Oakland's video game design schools. In 2009 tuition at video game design schools in Oakland was $33,254 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for video game design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Oakland-based video game design schools, you will have an added expense of $6,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $39,154.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a video game designer in Oakland is $97,370 per year, which is higher than the average for video game designers state-wide.