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Where to study game design?

Hi all! I'm an aspiring game designer in high school, and I want to find some colleges with strong game design programs. Can anyone recommend colleges with great game design majors or schools known for their game development projects? Thanks in advance!

6 months ago

Hey there! It's fantastic that you're passionate about game design and looking for colleges with strong programs in that field. I've got a list of some schools with excellent game design majors and a reputation for game development projects:

1. University of Southern California (USC) — USC is well-known for its Interactive Media & Games Division within the School of Cinematic Arts. It offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in game design, and their graduates have gone on to work for major game studios or start their own companies.

2. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) — CMU's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) offers a unique interdisciplinary Master of Entertainment Technology degree, combining technology and art in game design. For undergraduates, CMU offers a Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts, which lets you specialize in game design.

3. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) — The School of Interactive Games and Media at RIT offers undergraduate and graduate programs in game design and development, along with related fields like new media design.

4. DigiPen Institute of Technology — DigiPen specializes in video game education and offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in game design, game development, computer science, and art.

5. New York University (NYU) — NYU's Tisch School of the Arts offers a BFA in Game Design, as well as a 1-year MFA program in game design through its Game Center.

6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — MIT offers the Comparative Media Studies program, which includes a specialization in Games. The MIT Game Lab provides resources and opportunities for students interested in game design.

7. Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) — SCAD offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in interactive design and game development.

I encourage you to explore these schools and their game design programs further. Additionally, you might want to look into attending game design summer camps, join or start a game development club at your high school, or participate in game development competitions to further develop your skills and build your portfolio. Good luck in your college search!

6 months ago

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