Best Video Games Design Colleges (Part III) 

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)

These colleges will put you on the fast track to a career you’ll love.

Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the world’s most well-known technical schools and exists in one of America’s premier college towns. It was at RIT that the first laboratory for social computing was founded in 2005. The college opened a campus in Dubai in 2008. Besides its many other departments, Rochester runs its Interactive Games and Multimedia (IGM) department, which is one of the largest of its kind anywhere on the globe.

Hampshire College (Amherst, MA)

Students studying video game design at Hampshire College have truly the coolest library on the globe. Yes, that’s right. Hampshire College operates a Game Lab and Game Library with access to more games than someone can genuinely play, contemporary commercial video game systems, experimental systems, (such as Oculus Rift equipped with dev kit 2), historic systems, (like Atari), and all the surround sound and lighting any gamer could ever desire.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)

As its name suggests, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a respected school with a huge representation in the sciences. The school’s limitless appetite for applied learning has created 33 research centers and counting. Their Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) program focuses on om video game-related activities and is divided into two branches. The first one put a student on the road to a BS in games and simulation arts.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute is ranked nationwide for its Interactive Media and Game Development, (IMGD), program. This program inspires its graduates to create unique portfolios that will be competitive in the career world through project-based learning. Students are also obliged to interact at all levels of the game design process, including content creation, programming, testing, and project management. The IMGD program provides digital whiteboard presentations, distributed virtual environments, and performance-based media.

Best Video Games Design Colleges (Part II) 

Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, PA)

Carnegie Mellon University has long been famous as one of the US leading science schools. It has in recent years created the Entertainment Technology Center. This program offers a two-year master’s degree in Entertainment Technology given jointly with the College of Fine Arts and the School of Computer Science.

DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA)

These colleges can make your dream of becoming a video game designer come true.

DigiPen is more than just a college game design program. This school signifies just how far the still-developing game design industry has grown. With substantial support from Nintendo, DigiPen started accepting students in 1994. It exclusively specializes in preparing students to enter the industry as skilled software developers, artists, designers, and computer engineers. The school has branch campuses in Spain, Singapore, and a partnership with Keimyung University in South Korea, as well as its main campus based in Seattle, the US game design hub.

Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)

The Savannah College of Art and Design is somewhere between the razor-sharp focus of DigiPen, which puts all of its attention into digital creativity, and the broad, multidisciplinary approach of big research universities. On the one hand, the school has numbers similar to a research university, with over 12,000 students, over 20% of which are international, and multiple campuses, one of the school’s campuses is located in Hong Kong.

Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)

Drexel University has over 25,000 students, as well as being ranked among America’s top 100 universities for five years. This college has a long history of leading education’s integration of technology. It was the first university to compel students to have micro-computers (1983), the first major university to have a completely wireless campus (2000), offered the first mobile web portal for students (2002), and created the first university portal app across all five major platforms (2011).