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The Top Schools for Video Game Design

We thought about not tossing this story up, quite honestly. Because of commercials like the one you see above, going to school for game design is kind of…well, cheesy.

Then we talked amongst ourselves and realized that we absolutely support the idea that this industry is one that deserves great professionals. Why would we not feel that way? So, we got this bit in an email from a PR contact and we figured it would be great to share.

The Princeton Review, if you haven’t started looking or already attended college yet, is basically one of the United States’ best college rating systems. They rolled out their top 10 undergraduate gaming design schools and their top 10 graduate gaming design schools.

Here are both lists:

The Princeton Review’s top 10 undergraduate schools to study video game design for 2012 are:

1.    University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

2.    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

3.    University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

4.    DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA)

5.    The Art Institute of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

6.    Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)

7.    Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, OH)

8.    Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)

9.    University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)

10.  Becker College (Worcester, MA)

 

The Princeton Review’s top 10 graduate schools to study video game design for 2012 are:

1.    University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

2.    Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)

3.    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

4.    University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

5.    Southern Methodist University (SMU) (Plano, TX)

6.    Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)

7.    Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)

8.    DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA)

9.    Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

10.  Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)

Are any of you herd members attending or considering schools for game design? How about those out there with degrees, where did you go?

Drexel isn’t too far from home for me…might be time to quit and move on…


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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