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

Top Game Design School in Tennessee - 2022 College Rankings
1East Tennessee State UniversityJohnson City

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

1. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) offers BS in Digital Media for students interested in studying games. Housed in the College of Business and Technology’s Digital Media Department, the BS has four concentration options: Digital Game Design, Visual Effects, Digital Animation, and Digital Visualization. A Digital Media Minor is available for students who would like to gain experience in all four areas.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the ETSU Digital Media Department offers courses taught by industry professionals, immersive, hands-on studio work, and access to state-of-the-art labs, production facilities, and equipment. The Department has around 300 students who will work together through four years of study to create productions, games or other works to include in the final Portfolio Development for Digital Media course.

ETSU Digital Media graduates work in a variety of positions at studios and software developers such as Red Storm Entertainment (a Ubisoft studio), Vicious Cycle, Deep Silver Volition, Luma Pictures, RTT Detroit, CBS and Idol Minds. Program alumni have been credited on films and games such as World of Warcraft, Kung Fu Panda, Halo, The Last Jedi, Thor, and the Walking Dead, among others.

East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Established in 1911 as East Tennessee State Normal School, ETSU serves around 13,120 students enrolled in 140 academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Programs at East Tennessee State University are housed in eleven colleges and schools.