Game design & development programs are offered at technical schools, art and design schools, and at many traditional colleges. Some programs require just two years of study leading to an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, while others require four years of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Some schools even offer a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in game design & development. No matter which degree level you choose, enrolling in a program at an accredited college with an excellent reputation is your best bet. Fortunately, each year, Forbes.com, U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review and other similar organizations publish a list of the nation’s best schools.
Schools that make the list have several things in common. They have a wide variety of program offerings, superior graduation and retention rates, a diverse collection of financial aid programs, and they are competitive. Other considerations include peer assessment and faculty resources.
Arizona is home to 80+ accredited colleges and universities. While all of these schools offer a quality education, some are considered better than others. These schools made the list of “best schools,” and a few offer excellent programs for aspiring game designers & developers. Arizona’s post-secondary schools can be found all over the state from Anthem to Yuma, but many are located in major cities such as Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, and Tempe, to name a few.
Take a look at our list below to review some of the best game design & development school programs in Arizona and what they have to offer.
Best Game Design & Development School Programs Arizona
Collins College – Degrees Offered: A. A., B. F. A. Graphic Design; B. S. Game Production
University of Advancing Technology - A. A. and B. A. Digital Media, Digital Video, Game Art and Animation (traditional and online), Game Design (traditional and online), Serious Games and Simulation and Virtual Modeling and Design (traditional and online); M. S. Game Production and Management
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