Profiles of Game Animation, Game Art, Game Design/Development, Game Management, & Game Production Programs & Schools

Our 2014 rankings of the top programs on the East Coast for game design and development.

We define the East Coast as Virginia, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. 

For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.

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Our 2014 list of the Top 75 Game Design/Development School Programs in the US. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.

1. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
The University of Southern California (USC) is home to USC Games. Created by the School of Cinematic Arts’ (SCA) Interactive Media & Games Division in collaboration with the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science, USC Games offers several renowned graduate level game design programs and several undergraduate programs. Options include an MFA in Interactive Media, an MS in Computer Science with a Specialization in Game Development, a BA in Interactive Entertainment, and a BS in Computer Science (Games).

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Our 2014 rankings of the Top 20 schools on the West Coast for game design and development. 

We define the West Coast as California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and Idaho. 

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Our 2014 rankings of the Top 15 game design and development programs in the Midwest.

We define the Midwest as Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

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Our 2014 rankings of the Top 15 schools for game design and development in the Southwest US. 

We define the Southwest as Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.

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Our 2014 rankings of the top game design and development schools in the South. 

We define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas.

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The University of Utah

The son of a rocket scientist, Robert (Bob) Kessler was arguably destined for studies that were out-of-this-world. But it wasn’t the darkness of space that drew his attention; instead, it was the emerging new world of computer science that sucked him in with the force of a black hole. Earning a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in the subject from the University of Utah during the 1970s, Kessler worked in software R&D and founded several companies before turning his attention back to his alma mater as a faculty member in the School of Computing.

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Woodbury University

Finding a B.F.A. program in Game Art & Design can be a challenge, as many aspiring game designers and artists can attest. Three years ago, Woodbury University formed its Game Art & Design program within the School of Media, Culture & Design. In the time since, the program continues to grow, adding new courses and even gaining plan approval from NASAD (it will be eligible for full accreditation once it graduates its first class). Students focus on one of two tracks in Game Art or Game Design. Both options integrate and collaborate with each other as well as with other departments in the school.

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UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television

The professional programs in UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television act as a sister program to the university’s renowned MFA, offering post-graduates the ability to learn from the best through a non-degree granting certification. Affordable courses in Screenwriting, Producing and Writing for Television have been luring students for nearly two decades- many of which now offer an online alternative for those far from the Los Angeles campus.

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Bradley University

Suburban Illinois may not be the obvious place to look for a stellar Game Design program, but Bradley University might just help to change that perspective. Making both our Top Schools for Game Design and Top MidWest Programs lists, Bradley’s Department of Interactive Media is home to a top-notch Game Design program worthy of attention.

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