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Top game design programs in the USA

What are the top game design undergraduate programs in the USA?

  • California State University, Monterey BayCommunication Design: Game Design & Interactive Media - BSc

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Game Design, Printmaking
    Location
    Seaside, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    16,647USD
  • Full Sail UniversityInteractive Technology: Game Design - BSc

    • 9 months
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Game Design
    Location
    Orlando, USA
    Next start date
    November 2024 +11 more
    Annual tuition fee
    88,500USD
  • Hampshire CollegeGame Design and Development - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Sep
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Game Design
    Location
    Amherst, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    57,158USD
  • New York Film AcademyGame Design - BFA

    • 3 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, May, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Game Design
    Location
    New York City, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    30,878USD
  • High Point UniversityGame Design - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Game Design
    Location
    High Point, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    47,712USD

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What are the top game design postgraduate programs in the USA?

  • Full Sail UniversityGame Design - MSc

    • 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Game Design
    Location
    Orlando, USA
    Next start date
    November 2024 +11 more
    Annual tuition fee
    36,000USD
  • American UniversityGame Design - MA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Game Design
    Location
    Washington DC, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    36,000USD
  • DePaul UniversityGame Design - MFA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Mar, Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Game Design
    Location
    Chicago, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    22,032USD
  • New York Film AcademyGame Design - MFA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, May, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Game Design
    Location
    New York City, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    38,492USD
  • Full Sail UniversityGame Design - MSc

    • 1 year
    • Online
    • Full-time
    • Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Game Design
    Location
    Orlando, USA
    Next start date
    November 2024 +11 more
    Annual tuition fee
    35,000USD

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What the experts say about game design in the USA

  • Profile of Larry Paolicelli
    Larry Paolicelli
    Larry Paolicelli says:

    For our Digital Gaming programs, we have the latest 3D tools and software used by the industry. This includes Autodesk Maya, Adobe Substance Painter, and the Unity game engine among others.

    To run these tools, we have the latest hardware and computers as well as our own motion capture studio. Many of our professors are veterans from the video game industry or are currently working in the local game studios scattered around the greater Seattle area.

    We consult with these studios to provide our students with the latest instruction in technology and creative techniques.

    The video game industry is international and there are studios and companies all over the world creating content and publishing games.

    A standout is the greater Seattle area, considered one of the largest and concentrated hubs for game development and boasts some of the biggest and most famous studios, such as Bungie, Microsoft Game Studios, Sucker Punch (Sony), Electronic Arts, Monolith (Warner Bros) and many more. Seattle includes a robust independent (Indie) game community as well as many mobile game developers. Seattle is also a leading tech industry hub and LWTech is at the center of this, providing employees, transferring knowledge, and working directly with many of these companies. LWTech unique position in the Pacific Northwest allows us access to many of the area’s tech, business, and creative studios. Employers up and down the pacific coast look to LWTech’s graduates as future team members. Growth in the greater Seattle area (and elsewhere) has increased a need for qualified and well-trained technicians, developers, and artists for the ever-growing video game industry and the industries that support them, including marketing agencies, content creators, and independent contributors. Opportunity abounds in LWTech’s backyard!

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