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Video Gaming and Design

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Video Gaming and Design


A great resource for any student interested in this field is the International Game Developers Association site at www.igda.org.


The International Counselor had a good post about this on his blog:  http://www.internationalcounselor.org/?p=147


This post of Andrew Chen's also points to some potentially helpful resources: http://andrewchen.typepad.com/andrew_chens_blog/2008/06/social-gaming-and-mmogs-quick-link-roundup.html


Here's a roundup of schools for students interested in animation: http://www.animationcareerreview.com/articles/top-100-schools-animation-gaming-and-design?page=0,1


Here are some schools which have been mentioned as having relevant programs of study:


Arts Institute International in San Francisco - http://www.artinstitutes.edu/sanfrancisco


Becker - http://www.becker.edu/pages/1.asp


Bradley (IL) - http://www.bradley.edu/


Cal Poly - http://www.calpoly.edu/


Cal Tech - http://www.caltech.edu/


Carnegie Mellon (PA) - http://www.cmu.edu


Case Western Reserve - http://www.cwru.edu/


CDIS in Vancouver - www.artschool.com


Champlain - http://www.champlain.edu/


Cogswell College (CA) - http://www.cogswell.edu/home.html


Columbia College Chicago (IL)  (http://www.colum.edu)


College of Westchester (White Plains, NY) - offers an Associate Degree in Digital Media (Video Gaming) www.cw.edu


DePaul (IL) - http://www.depaul.edu/


DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA) - http://www.digipen.edu/main/Main_Page


Drexel (PA) - http://www.drexel.edu


Eastern Washington University - http://www.ewu.edu/Home.xml


Elmhurst (IL) - http://public.elmhurst.edu/


Expression College for Digital Arts (CA) - http://www.expression.edu/


Full Sail - http://www.fullsail.com/


Georgia Tech (GA) - http://www.gatech.edu/


High Point University (NC) - http://www.highpoint.edu/


Loyola of New Orleans (LA) - http://www.loyno.edu/


Maryville University (St. Louis) - http://www.maryville.edu/


MIT (MA) - http://www.mit.edu


New England Institute of Technology (RI) - http://www.neit.edu/


NJ Institute of Technology - http://www.njit.edu


Oregon Institute of Technology - http://www.oit.edu/


Otis College of Art & Design (CA) - Digital media major- http://otis.edu/academics/digital_media/index.html 


Penn State - http://www.psu.edu


Quinnipiac University - http://www.quinnipiac.edu/


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - http://www.rpi.edu/


Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, FL) - www.ringling.edu


RIT (Rochester, NY) - http://www.rit.edu/


SCAD (Savannah, GA) - http://www.scad.edu/interactive-design-and-game-development/index.cfm


SMU (TX) - http://www.smu.edu


Springfield College (MA) - http://www.springfieldcollege.edu/


Stanford - http://www.stanford.edu


Stevenson University - http://www.stevenson.edu/


SUNY Alfred (NY) - http://www.alfredstate.edu/


Syracuse University (NY) - College of Visual and Performing Arts - http://vpa.syr.edu/art-design/transmedia/undergraduate 


U of Dubuque (IA) - http://www.dbq.edu/


UC Irvine - http://www.uci.edu/


UC Santa Cruz - http://www.ucsc.edu/public/


UNH - http://www.unh.edu/


University of Baltimore - http://www.ubalt.edu/index.cfm


U of Colorado/Denver 


University of Denver - http://cs.du.edu/node/142


University of Idaho - http://www.uihome.uidaho.edu/uihome/default.aspx


University of LA, Lafayette - http://www.louisiana.edu/


University of Massachusetts (Amherst) - http://www.umass.edu


University of Michigan (Dearborn) - http://www.umd.umich.edu/


University of New Mexico - http://www.soe.unm.edu/latest/Jan-June10/AGL_Top50GameDesign.html


University of Texas (Dallas) - http://www.utdallas.edu/


University of the Pacific - http://web.pacific.edu/


University of Washington - http://www.washington.edu/


USC - http://www.usc.edu/


Vancouver Film School - https://vfs.edu/programs/game-design, specializations in Coding / Game Art / Level Design


Washington State - http://www.wsu.edu/


Westwood Institute of Technology (multiple locations) - http://www.westwoodcollege.net/


WPI - http://www.wpi.edu/



(This page initially populated with data from Scott White in August, 2007; substantially updated with information from Evelyn Hanlon at  West Islip High School in September, 2007, and again with more info in November, 2007 via Maria Bittenger)


Also mentioned were these two liberal arts colleges: Hampshire and Reed


Some detailed info about a new program in 2005:


Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 09:46:16 -0500

From: Hadley Abernathy Bunting

Subject: Re: game design schools


Champlain College started a game design program last year by working with EA Games, Ubisoft, and other market leaders who requested a team-based program. Students have a choice of two tracks: Game Design or Art and Animation. We've had huge donations from companies, and since we're close to Montreal and Boston many of the companies have solicited our students as interns. We have had an overwhelming response from students and applicants, and our program will most likely go on a waiting list soon. Our program director, Ann DeMarle, is wonderful; I've seen her absolutely captivate and motivate high schoolers by explaining the program and the resources. More information is online at http://www.champlain.edu/majors/egame, or feel free to contact me.


Hadley Abernathy Bunting


Assistant Director, Admissions

Adjunct Faculty, Arts and Sciences

Champlain College


(802) 860-2700 x2308


Finally, check out Carnegie Mellon's summer program, the National High School Game Academy: http://www.etc.cmu.edu/gameacademy/


Comments (1)

roselle glick said

at 11:48 am on Mar 30, 2010

The College of Westchester, White Plains, NY offers an Associate Degree in Digital Media (Video Gaming) www.cw.edu

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