What is the top Nevada game design program for 2023?

Top Nevada Game Design Schools - 2023 College Rankings
1University of Nevada, RenoReno

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

1. University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, Nevada
University of Nevada Reno

The College of Liberal Arts at University of Nevada Reno (UNR) houses the School of Art, home to the Department of Art and the Art BA and BFA Programs. The UNR School of Engineering houses the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, home to the Computer Science BS Program. Students in all programs can enroll in the Digital Interactive Games Minor, that consists of 21 units, and an additional 6-9 depending on the major.

The Digital Interactive Games Minor is part of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Course examples include Computer Science I-II, Game Engine Architecture, Pattern Recognition, Fundamentals of Game Design, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Graphics, and Advanced Robotics.

Depending on the program, students will choose from electives such as Advanced Computer Game Design, Embedded Games Development, Sound and Image, Advanced Digital Media, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Autonomous Mobile Robots, and Seminar on Art and Technology.

On its own, the Digital Interactive Games Minor provides the technical skills needed to create digital games for entertainment, education, training, and more. Graduates of the Digital Interactive Games Minor at University of Nevada Reno can pursue positions at game design studios, interactive design firms, and web design companies. They can also pursue careers in industries that utilize AI, simulations, virtual reality, and HCI.  

Founded in 1974, University of Nevada, Reno is the only Tier 1 university near Lake Tahoe. The school serves 20,945 students enrolled in more than 460 degree programs across 13 colleges and schools, and 40 academic departments. The University of Nevada, Reno is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).