What is the top game design program in Alabama for 2022?

Top Game Design School in Alabama - 2022 College Rankings
1University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsville

Our 2022 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

University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) offers a BS in Computer Science (CS) with an Entertainment Computing Concentration and a Game Design and Development Minor that can be added to just about any program. Options are housed in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Science and the Department of Art, Art History, & Design in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

The UAH BS in CS/Entertainment Computing 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 15 credit hours. Course examples include Video Game Design & Programming, Game Engines & Level Development, and Artificial Intelligence & Game Development. 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 Computing, Game Animation, Game Sound, and Game Design. Course examples include C Programming, Animation: Organic Modeling, Music Technology, and Game Design: Scripting & Design. Students will also complete Animation: Team Game Design I-II.

Graduates Game Programs at University of Alabama in Huntsville are prepared to pursue positions in game design and development, game animation, software design and development, game programming, level design, project management, systems design, and animation and film, among others.

University of Alabama in Huntsville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The school was founded as part of the University of Alabama (UA) in 1950. Serving around 9,640 students, UAH offers 89 degrees in more than 100 areas of study across nine colleges.