What is the top Alabama game design program for 2023?

Top Alabama Game Design Schools - 2023 College Rankings
1University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsville

Our 2023 ranking of the top game design school program in Alabama. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.

1. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama
University of Alabama in Huntsville

The College of Science at University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) houses the Department of Computer Science, which has several paths to study game design. Options include the Computer Science (CS) BS with an Entertainment Computing Concentration, the 24 credit hour Entertainment Computing Minor, and a Game Design and Development Minor that can be added to just about any program.

The UAH CS/Entertainment Computing BS is a 128 credit hour program that consists of core courses such as Principles of Programming Languages, Design/Analysis of Algorithms, and Senior Project: Team Software Design. The concentration consists of 21 credit hours. Course examples include Video Game Design & Programming, Multimedia & Gaming, Game Engines & Level Development, Artificial Intelligence & Game Development, Advanced Computer Graphics, and Mobile Computing Application Design. CS students may choose a number of technical electives and others, which provides opportunities to develop skills in additional areas.  

The multidisciplinary Game Design and Development Minor at University of Alabama in Huntsville exposes students to the full game production pipeline. Consisting of 30 credit hours of study, coursework falls under the following categories: Game Design, Game Computing, Game Animation, and Game Sound. Course examples include Team Game Design, Technical Writing, Game Design, Game Design and Programming, Video Game Scripting & Design, 2D Animation, Organic Modeling, and Music Technology.

The Entertainment Computing Minor at UAH consists of courses such as Computer Science, Game Engines and Level Development, Video Game Design & Programming, Analytic Tech Gaming, Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence & Game Design, and Computer Science II: Data Structures. To enhance the Minor, students may select courses from electives such as Animation: Organic Modeling, 3D Animation, or Technical Arts, Graphic Design: Web User Experience, Music Technology, Fiction Writing, and Elements in Theatre Production.

Whether students complete a BS program or a Minor, graduates of the Game Programs at University of Alabama in Huntsville are prepared to pursue positions in fields such as Game Design and Development, Game Animation, Software Design and Development, Animation and Film, Game Programming, Level Design, Project Management, and Systems Design.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville was founded as part of the University of Alabama (UA) in 1950. Serving approximately 9,240 students, UAH offers 89 degrees in more than 100 areas of study across nine colleges. University of Alabama in Huntsville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).