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

Top Game Design School in Kentucky - 2022 College Rankings
1Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmond

Our 2022 ranking of the top game design school program in Kentucky. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.

1. Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is home to the state’s first bachelor’s degree specializing in games and the Eastern Kentucky University Gaming Institute. The program operates within the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics’ Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. A BS in Computer Science (CS) is offered, as well as a Minor in Game Content Design, and a Certificate in Game Design.

The BS in CS has a Concentration in Interactive Multimedia (Game Design) and the 12 credit hour, accelerated certificate program is offered 100% online. Launched in 2017, the Game Content Design Minor consists of 20 credit hours of study. The program explores 2D animation, visual storytelling, music for film, game design, and screenwriting. 

Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the EKU BS in CS requires core and supporting courses such as Ethics & Software Engineering, Digital Electronics, Mobile App Development for iOS, Software Testing, and Object-Oriented Programming. The Interactive Multimedia Concentration explores game design, graphics programming, 3D modeling and animation, and multimedia systems. Course examples include Film Scoring, Game Level Design, Exploring Virtual Worlds, University Physics, and Drawing.

A Computer Science Career Preparation course is part of the program as well as the option to complete one of the following: Innovative Problem Solving, Independent Work, or Senior Seminar. Students in all programs may participate in the Global Game Jam and other events, and the internship program, which matches students with Kentucky-based game developers. 

Graduates of the Game Programs at Eastern Kentucky University have been recruited by local, independent studios and global companies such as Google.

Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Established in 1906 as Eastern Kentucky State Normal School, EKU serves around 14,000 students enrolled in more than 100 degree programs in six academic colleges.