What is the top Kansas game design program for 2023?

Top Kansas Game Design Schools - 2023 College Rankings
1Wichita State UniversityWichita

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

1. Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
Wichita State University

The College of Fine Arts at Wichita State University (WSU) houses the School of Digital Arts, which has a Media Arts Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) Program with a Game Design Concentration. Students in the BAA Program will learn and work in Shocker Studios—a state-of-the-art production space that houses classrooms, computer labs, and film, recording, motion capture, and design studios.

Students in this 120 credit hour program will complete 54 credit hours in the concentration and an applied learning or research experience to graduate. Course examples include Game Technology and Coding I-II, Props and Character Design, Scriptwriting, Game Design I-III, Computer Modeling, Storyboarding, Rigging, Digital Animation I-II, and Clay Modeling.

For game designers seeking a computer science-based degree, Wichita State University’s School of Digital Arts has a Game Design Certificate Program that can be added to the Computer Science (CS) BS. The CS BS is housed in the School of Engineering—a division of the College of Engineering. Course examples for the 15 credit hour Certificate Program include Game Design I-II, Game Technology and Coding I-II, Computer Modeling, and Game Design Concepts. Students can choose Game Design II or Game Technology and Coding II to develop advanced skills in either area. Other course options include Digital Animation I, Figure Drawing for Animators, and Introduction to Life Drawing.

Wichita State University houses the largest cooperative education and internship program in the State of Kansas. Through the program, known as Shocker Career Accelerator, BAA and other WSU degree-seeking students can secure a paid position that will allow them to obtain work experience while earning college credit.

After graduation, WSU alumni can participate in workshops, attend career fairs, and meet with job counselors to do mock interviews and assist with their job search. Graduates of the Game Design Programs at Wichita State University are prepared to pursue positions in all areas of the games and games-related industries.

Founded in 1895, Wichita State University is one of six state universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents. With its affiliate, WSU TECH, Wichita State serves approximately 21,940 students enrolled in more than 200 areas of study across nine colleges and schools. Wichita State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).