The world of video game design is not for those who simply love to play video games. It is a complex science that has become one of the nation’s most popular college majors. VGD combines artistic talent with high mathematics and computer programming ability. The serious designer will look for schools with “industry current” facilities, small classes, high post graduate employment rates and supportive faculty who come from the actual gaming industry.
"The world of video gaming has come a long way since Pac-Man. Today, there’s an increased demand for animation and visual effects in everything from sophisticated video games to movies to corporate presentations. In fact, jobs in this field are expected to grow 10% annually – faster than most other occupations between now and 2026."
Provided by: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
"The School of Interactive Games and Media (IGM) comprises faculty from a variety of academic backgrounds with a shared interest in computing as it relates to interactive media, games, simulations, VR/AR, experimental interfaces, and media-centric systems of all varieties."
(Provided By: Rochester Institute of Technology"
"The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Design program is a project-focused, multi-disciplinary degree program, with a focus on game design, game mechanics, art asset creation, and game scripting and programming. It not only provides students with the tools and skills needed to succeed in the field of Game Design, but has graduates hitting the ground running with full-fledged game releases before graduation."
(Provided By: Lawrence Technological University)
"..early program requirements include hands-on courses in game programming, game design and development, visual design, interactive storytelling, data science, and game studies. Electives in advanced game design and development, programming, storytelling, games entrepreneurship, and the cultural aspects of games offer you the chance to build a portfolio that reflects your individual interests and career goals."
(Provided By: University of California - Irvine)
"Students graduate with a technical foundation equivalent to the BS in computer science as well as ability and sensibility in art and design. Thus, graduates of this program are able to participate in the programming/development of games while also being able to communicate effectively with artistic game development team members."
(Provided By: The University of Denver)
"Use your love of gaming to build an in-demand skillset that you can use to enter the fast-paced game design industry. With a Bachelor of Science in Digital Technology and Design with a Concentration in Game Design online degree from Arkansas State University, you will delve into all the features and functionality of the making of games—from concept to release—even creating your own 2D and 3D board or card game."
(Provided By: Arkansas State University)
"In recent years, industries including computer science, visual arts, and interactive media have grown exponentially. With growth comes opportunity for careers paths for individuals who have a passion for video gaming, game simulation, interactive media and game design."
(Provided By: William Peace University)
Our research focuses on: artificial intelligence and machine learning; geometry, graphics and animation; human-centered computing and cognitive science; information visualization and visual analytics; robotics and computational perception; social computing and computational journalism; ubiquitous and wearable computing; and virtual and augmented environments.
(Provided By: Georgia Institute of Technology)