A Modern-Day Degree
With the rising innovations and availability of technology around the globe, gaming is gaining major traction. The good news for game lovers is that if you love gaming enough, you could even make a career in designing them.
Designing game takes an immense talent and technical skills. Many colleges and universities are recognizing the potential in this modern-day subject of study as they begin offering opportunities to formally study this art. We have listed the top five game design school as per Princeton Review.
University of Southern California
The University of Southern California (USC) offers a collaboration between the Viterbi School of Engineering Department of Computer Science and the School of Cinematic Arts’ Interactive Media & Games Division.
The course is under USC Games, it offers four distinct programs – Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with impetus on games, Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media & Games, Masters of Science in Computer Science with impetus on games, and Masters of Arts in Interactive Media & Games.
New York University
The NYU Game Center under the New York University TISCH School of Arts is focused on game design as a creative art and viewing games as a cultural form. The university believes games are “worth studying” in the same respect as other art forms like music, literature, and dance. The department offers a number of courses related to the gaming field, and has faculties such as Frank Lantz and Eric Zimmerman.
DigiPen Institute of Technology
DigiPen Institute of Technology has been training students as designers, artists, and engineers in the technical field since it opened in 1998. The institute claims to be the first school that started offering a bachelor’s degree program in video game technology and development. The students from the institute have won 57 Independent Games Festival awards, which is lot higher than any other school.
Becker College is the only college who has made it every year to Princeton Review’s ‘Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design’ list since 2010. Apart from its undergraduate course, Becker’s Interactive Media Design has launched a Master’s in Fine Arts in Interactive Media. It also constructed the Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, allowing students access to an augmented reality and virtual reality lab, as well as a Game Studio.
Rochester Institute of Technology
This private doctoral university offers some interesting degrees for game-lovers who want to excel with their passion. The school offers three courses – Bachelor of Science in Game Design and Development, Bachelor of Science in New Media Interactive Development, and Masters of Science in Game Design and Development.