Game Design Colleges

Game Design Colleges: An Overview

Have you been looking into game design colleges? The game design industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.  The video game industry alone contributes billions and billions of dollars to the U.S. economy every year.

Students who attend video game colleges study 3-D computer animation, digital sound and design, and learn how to develop story lines and characters for games in English composition and psychology classes.  Students will also learn the skill of writing advanced computer code and possibly even explore the field of artificial intelligence.  Game design colleges teach their students how to combine all of these skills (advanced animation techniques and computer programming) to create video games and interactive media programs.

Students Attending Game Design Colleges Should Be Read To…

1. Learn the history behind the game design industry

2. Study current game software programs

3. Create video games

4. Work in groups with other classmates

5. Spend a lot of time in labs

6. Develop an interactive collection of work

7. Have fun!

Princeton Review’s Top 8 Game Design Colleges

The Princeton Review evaluated all the game design colleges in the United States and selected the best colleges that offer game development programs.  The following 8 game design colleges were selected as the best schools to attend.

Some of the game design colleges listed offer undergraduate major programs in game design, while others only offer minors in this subject area.

1. University of Southern California (Los Angeles)

2. DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, Wash.)

3. Drexel University (Philadelphia)

4. Becker College (Worcester, Mass.)

5. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)

6. The Art Institute of Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia)

7. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Mass.)

8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.)

If you’re interested in possibly attending one of the above listed game design college, you should visit their website directly for more information. If you can’t find what you are looking for, call the admissions office and I’m sure they will provide you with the information you need.

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