|University of Wisconsin Whitewater||Whitewater|
|University of Wisconsin Stout||Menomonie|
Wisconsin is home to nationally ranked schools such as Carroll University, Lawrence University, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), and University of Wisconsin Madison. These schools make it to the top of the list each year based on factors such as financial aid and career opportunites, types of organizations and clubs, convenience, social organizations, recreation, cost, and more.
Including the nationally ranked schools above, Wisconsin is home to 84 Title IV degree-granting colleges and universities. The Badger State is one of 21 states with more than 75 Title IV schools. To become a Title IV school, the institution must meet five requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education. They must (1) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) sign a participation agreement with the Department, (3) grant an associate's degree or higher, (4) be in business for at least 2 years, and (5) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length.
Many of the state’s nationally ranked Title IVs offer top-rated art and design programs as well. This includes Wisconsin game design & development programs. Continue reading to find out which Wisconsin game design & development schools are tops and what they have to offer. Please note that the top game design & development schools listed below are in order by largest to smallest student population.
Top Game Design & Development School Programs in Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Student Population: 9,231
Backdrop: Village, 385-acre campus, easy access to Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine
Degrees Offered: B. A. Art, Electronic Media, Graphic Design, Multimedia Digital Arts; B. F. A. Art, Design & Technology, Graphic Design; B.S. Media Arts & Game Development (MAGD) with Visual Design Emphasis; B.A. Media Arts & Game Development (MAGD) with Visual Design Emphasis; B.A or B.S. Media Arts & Game Development (MAGD) Communication/Gaming; B.A. or B.S. Media Arts & Game Development (MAGD) Technology Emphasis; Minor in Art, Art Studio, Arts Management, Media Arts & Game Development (MAGD) with Visual Design, Communication/Gaming Emphasis, Multimedia Design, Multimedia
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Student Population: 9,047
Backdrop: Town, 335-acre campus, easy access to Appleton, Oshkosh,
Degrees Offered: B.A. Art with Studio Art Emphasis; B. F. A. Art with 2D (Drawing, Painting), 3D (Ceramics, Sculpture), Communications with Media Studies, Design & Technology, Graphic Design; B.S. Web Design & Digital Media (WDMD) with Design or Technical Focus
University of Wisconsin Stout
Student Population: 8,353
Backdrop: Village, 110-acre campus, easy access to Eau Claire
Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Animation, Art, Comic and Sequential Art, Digital Cinema, Entertainment Design, Graphic Design and Interactive Media, Studio Art with Drawing, Printmaking Emphasis; B. S. Game Design and Development, Graphic Communication Management, Professional Communication and Emerging Media; M. F. A. Design; Minor Art, Applied Photography
Student Population: 3,060
Backdrop: Small City, 52-acre campus, easy access to Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine
Degrees Offered: B.A. Art; B. S. Art, Graphic Communication with Emphasis in Design, Design Management, Graphic Design, Web Design; B. F. A. Photography; B.S. Information Technology with Emphasis in Web Application Development, Game Development; Minor in Graphic Design, Video Production, Web Design
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