20. University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater was founded in 1868. It is home to more than 12,000 students enrolled in 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. Aspiring game designers have several options including 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.
21. Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Clemson University was established in 1889. It is home to 20,768 students enrolled in more than 80 undergraduate majors and more than 110 graduate degree programs across five colleges and the graduate school. The College of Engineering and Science offers several programs for aspiring game designers. Options include a BA or BS in Computer Science with a Minor in Digital Production Arts (DPA), an MFA in Digital Production Arts (MFA DPA), and a combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Plan (BS) in Computer Science. All students have the opportunity to Minor in DPA, which emphasizes Games, Computer Animation, and Visual Effects.
22. The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey
Founded in 1855, The College of New Jersey is home to 6,850 students enrolled in more than 50 programs through seven schools. The School of The Arts & Communication is home to the Interactive Media (IMM) Department. The Department offers an interdisciplinary BA in IMM that emphasizes Interactive Computing, Digital Media, and Professional Writing. Within these areas, the program explores Programming for Games, Interactive Storytelling, Animation and Motion Graphics, Interaction and Interface Design, and Stories and Scripts for Video Games.
23. 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.
24. University of Nevada – Reno, Reno, Nevada
The University of Nevada – Reno was established in 1874. It is home to 18,227 students enrolled in more than 145 degree programs through nine colleges. The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering Department offers several programs for aspiring game designers. Offerings include a BS in Digital Interactive Games and a Digital Interactive Games Minor.
25. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University was founded in 1820. It is home to 110,436 students across core campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis, and regional campuses 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. The Department of Telecommunications at The Media School 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.