Colleges for Computer Gaming: It’s not all fun and games.

Pay isn't great and working conditions aren't much better, but a career in video game development and design is a dream for many students.

Strong candidates in the field will have experience working on time-intensive projects and won't mind a lot of the debugging and gruntwork that goes on behind the scenes.

Academic Programs in Game Design

Carnegie Mellon University: Game Design (minor)

Case Western Reserve University:
Computer Gaming (minor)

Drexel University:
Game Design and Production

George Mason University:
Computer Game Design

Northeastern University:
Computer Science/Game Development and Game Art and Animation

University of Central Florida:
Games and Interactive Media and Emerging Media

University of Colorado, Boulder:
Creative Technology and Design

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:
Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences

Art schools with related programs.

College for Creative Studies: Game Design

Rhode Island School of Design:
Film, Animation, and Video

School of Visual Arts:
Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects

University of Connecticut:
Digital Media & Design

Computer Science programs with gaming-related academic and research opportunities.

California Polytechnic State University ("Cal Poly"): Computer Science major with a concentration in game development

University of California, Santa Cruz:
Computer Science: Computer Game Design

University of California, Irvine:
Game Design and Interactive Media

University of Washington:
Computer Graphics, Vision, AR/VR, Animation, and Game Science

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