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Best Colleges for Video Game Design

Getting paid to design the next Fortnight or Overwatch may sound like a fanciful dream to obsessed young gamers, but for those with the programming and design acumen, it can very much be a reality. Video game design programs are popping up at additional universities every year as the $130 billion gaming industry clamors for fresh talent. While earning a degree in video game design, you’ll take courses in animation, sound, 3D modeling and graphics, computer science, and programming. Given that this is a very new field, you’ll want to make sure that your prospective institution has a strong faculty, opportunities for hands-on learning, and top labs/facilities loaded with the latest technologies. The schools that follow on this list all meet and even exceed this criteria.

Click the links below for more information about each college's video game design program. Click here to read our methodology.

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