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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

hadley.bunting@champlain.edu

Assistant Director, Admissions

Adjunct Faculty, Arts and Sciences

Champlain College

www.champlain.edu

(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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