To determine if any given school deserves a spot on the list of “best schools,” college ranking agencies and other organizations assess several specific areas. They consider faculty resources (such as student-faculty ratio), financial resources, program offerings, peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, and student selectivity. Dozens of New York schools scored high in all areas.
According to the most recent report by the Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Education Statistics (IES) New York is now home to 304 accredited colleges and universities. Art and design schools can be found all over the U.S., but because New York is an entertainment capital, it’s home to more schools for artists and designers than just about any other place in the world. Programs are offered at art and design schools, technology institutes, digital arts colleges, traditional colleges, and community colleges.
Just a few popular program options for aspiring game designers & developers include design and technology, interactive design, interactive entertainment, interactive arts, interactive development, and of course, game design & development. Browse through our list below to review some of the best game design & development programs in New York and what they have to offer.
Best Game Design & Development School Programs New York – Major Cities
Parsons The New School for Design - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Communication Design, Design and Technology, Illustration; M. F. A. Design and Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Film and Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design, 3D Digital Graphics, New Media Design and Imaging; B. S. Game Design and Development, Media Arts and Technology, New Media Interactive Development; M. F. A. Computer Graphics Design, Film and Animation, Graphic Design; M. S. Game Design and Development
Best Game Design & Development School Programs New York – Other Cities and Towns
Alfred University/New York State College of Ceramics - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Digital Interactive Arts; M. F. A. Electronic Integrated Arts
More Programs to Consider:
- Atlanta, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and SCAD eLearning