Top Ranking Video Game Designing Universities

Updated February 21, 2017

Video games are growing in popularity, and as their appeal increases so do the opportunities for jobs in this field. There are many new schools that offer video game designing as a major course of study. In fact, many traditional universities offer video game design curriculum and degree courses. If you're interested in this field, check out the best, top-ranked design universities.

Cornell University

Know for its solid academics, Cornell University in New York also offers video game designing. It is called the The Game Design Initiative at Cornell University (GDIAC). These students are focused on bringing video game design to the academic arena.

Keiser University

Keiser University in Florida offers a complete program in video game design. The program takes you directly into the world of video game design, offering you the chance to create your own realistic world. The program prepares you to handle the most important aspects of video game design from developing characters to creating lifelike backgrounds. The program includes elements like storytelling and culminates with the design of your own game.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

The Game Art & Design program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh is another video game design program that immerses you in the art of creating your own games. This program includes two- and three-dimensional character creation, background art, game testing and fundamentals like game planning. The program is administered online if you wish to take the class from home. This is a well-known school for the arts and graphic design.

University of Advancing Technology

The University of Advancing Technology in Arizona includes state-of-the-art equipment for you to experiment and create your own games. Fundamentals of design like story, action and character development are all part of the program. There are both bachelor's and associate's degrees offered at this school. Along with instruction, students leave the school with a portfolio of projects to show potential employers.

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