41. The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School), Orlando, Florida (top 30% of schools considered)
The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) is a 35,000 square foot facility located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida. The school offers a Diploma in Game Production. This intensive, 15-month program covers Modeling & Sculpting, Game Production, Game Engine Fundamentals, Game Asset Production, and Animation Fundamentals.
42. New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, California, (top 30% of schools considered)
New York Film Academy (NYFA) was founded in 1992 and it has campuses in North America, Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. The Academy offers dozens of programs ranging from one-week acting and filmmaking classes to MFA programs in all areas from Cinematography to Producing. Degree programs for aspiring game designers include an AFA, BFA, and an MFA in Game Design. . These programs are offered only at the school’s Los Angeles and South Beach campuses, according to the NYFA website. A One-Year non-degree Game Design program is also on the menu. It is offered at the New York and Los Angeles campuses.
43. The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (top 30% of schools considered)
The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles opened in 1997. The school is home to more than 2,000 students enrolled in 20+ Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary Arts programs. Programs for aspiring game designers include a BS in Game Art & Design and a BS in Game Programming.
44. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York (top 30% of schools considered)
Founded in 1957, Stony Brook University is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It is home to 16,234 undergraduates enrolled in more than 200 majors, minors, and combined degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. The College of Engineering & Applied Sciences is home the Department of Computer Science. Established in 1969, the Department of Computer Science is the largest unit of the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences. The Department also offers several programs for aspiring game designers including BS, MS, and a combined BS/MS in Computer Science (CSE) with a Specialization in Game Programming. A CSE Minor is also on the menu.
45. Woodbury University, Burbank, California (top 30% of schools considered)
Woodbury University was founded in 1884. It has two campuses—one in Burbank, the other in San Diego. The school is home to 1,552 students enrolled in more than 20 programs across three schools including the School of Architecture, the School of Business, and the School of Media, Culture and Design. The School of Media, Culture and Design offers a BFA in Game Art & Design.
46. Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois (top 30% of schools considered)
Bradley University was chartered in 1896 as Bradley Polytechnic Institute. The school is home to 5,700 students enrolled in more than 130 programs across five colleges and a graduate school. The Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts houses the Department of Interactive Media. The Department offers several programs for aspiring game designers. Offerings include a BS in Interactive Media with a Concentration in Game Design, a Game Design Minor, and an Interactive Media Minor.
47. Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, Maryland (top 30% of schools considered)
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest degree-granting college of art in the nation. Founded in 1826 and home to 1,863 students, MICA offers more than 80 BFA, MA, MFA, and MPS degree programs. Programs for aspiring game designers include a BFA in Interactive Arts + Humanistic Studies. The program features a variety of game-related coursework such as Gameplay II/Digital Games, Experimental Games, Studio Techniques and Recording, and Drawing.
48. Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania (top 35% of schools considered)
Edinboro University has been in existence since 1857. It is home to 6,837 students enrolled 135 degree programs across five colleges and schools. The College of Science and Health Professions, Mathematics and Computer Science Department offers a BS in Computer Science with a Concentration in Game and Virtual World Development.
49. Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Seattle, Washington (top 35% of schools considered)
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) was established in 1996. It has seven campuses in the U.S. and Australia, and one dedicated online campus. AIE offers a variety of programs in the areas of Game Design and Animation. Offerings for aspiring game designers include an Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development (Game Programming) and an Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development (Game Art & Animation). Both programs take two years to complete, full-time.
50. University of Denver, Denver, Colorado (top 35% of schools considered)
Founded in 1864, the University of Denver (DU) is home to 11,540 students enrolled in more than 220 degree programs through eight colleges and schools and a graduate school. The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science, Department of Computer Science offers a variety of programs for aspiring game designers. Offerings include BA and BS degrees in Game Development, a BA in Applied Computing with a Concentration in Humane Games, and a BS, MS, BS+MS or Minor in Computer Science with a Concentration in Humane Games. A PhD in Computer Science (Area: Humane Games) is also on the menu.