What is the top Kentucky game design program for 2023?

Top Kentucky Game Design School - 2023 College Rankings
1Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmond

Our 2023 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

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics at Eastern Kentucky University has a Computer Science BS Program that provides the opportunity to Specialize in Interactive Multimedia (Game Design). A Game Content Design Minor is also available as well as a Game Design Certificate.

Launched in 2017, the Game Content Design Minor consists of 20 credit hours of study. The program explores visual storytelling, game design, 2D animation, music for film, and screenwriting. The 12 credit hour, accelerated certificate program is offered 100% online. Course examples for the program include Game Production and Publication, Principles of Game Design and Game Theory, Online Game and Application Design, and Special Topics in Gaming.

Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the EKU Computer Science BS requires core and supporting courses such as Object-Oriented Programming, Digital Electronics, Mobile App Development for iOS, Ethics & Software Engineering, and Software Testing.

The Interactive Multimedia Concentration explores game design, 3D modeling and animation, multimedia systems, and graphics programming. Course examples include Game Level Design, Exploring Virtual Worlds, Drawing, University Physics, and Film Scoring. 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 EKU Games programs may participate in the Global Game Jam, 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 companies, independent studios, and major companies and studios across the U.S. and abroad. Some program alumni have been hired at global companies such as Google.

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