11. Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) dates back to 1882 when it was chartered as the Western Reserve School of Design for Women. Today, this co-ed art and design school is home to approximately 500 students enrolled in 15 majors in art, design, craft and interactive media. Options for aspiring game designers include a BFA in Game Design. Related programs include BFA degrees in Illustration and Animation.
12. University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin
Founded in 1868, the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater is home to more than 12,000 students enrolled in more than 200 programs through four colleges and a graduate school. The College of Arts and Communication, Department of Art + Design is home to the Media Arts Game Development (MAGD) Program. Degree offerings include a BA in Media Arts and Game Development with a Visual Media Design Emphasis and a BA or BS in Visual Media. A Minor in Media Arts and Game Development is also on the menu.
13. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Eastern Michigan University (EMU) was established in 1849. It is home to more than 23,000 students enrolled in more than 200 programs across six colleges and schools. The College of Technology, School of Visual and Built Environments (SVBE) is home to the Simulation, Animation and Gaming program or “SAG.” The program leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a Focus in Simulation, Animation, and Gaming.
14. College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
The College of Creative Studies (CCS) was established in 1906 as The Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts. The school is home to more than 1,400 students enrolled in a variety of programs in areas ranging from Animation to Transportation Design. The Entertainment Arts Department offers several programs for aspiring game designers. Options include a BFA in Entertainment Arts with a Focus in Games, Animation, or Video. Students may also choose a Minor in Animation & Digital Media, Illustration, Fine Arts, or Visual Culture as a complement to the BFA program.
15. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is home to 110,436 students. Main campuses include Bloomington and Indianapolis, and regional campuses are located in Fort Wayne, Gary, Kokomo, New Albany, Richmond, and South Bend. The Bloomington campus is home to 46,416 students enrolled in more than 180 majors, 330 degree programs, and more than 190 masters, doctoral, and professional degree programs through more than a dozen colleges and schools.
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to The Media School, Department of Telecommunications. The Department offers several programs for aspiring game designers. Offerings include a BS in Game Design (beginning fall 2015) and a Certificate in New Media & Interactive Storytelling.