MSU Ranked Among Top Schools for Video Game Design

Posted on: March 18, 2014

MSU Ranked Among Top Schools for Video Game DesignMichigan State University has been named among the top 25 undergraduate schools to study video game design by The Princeton Review, one of America's best-known education and admission services companies.

MSU's video game program, offered by the Department of Media and Information(TISM), ranked 12th on the list, which was released March 11 by The Princeton Review in its report "Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Video Game Design for 2014."

"Our undergraduate game design program has consistently been ranked among the best programs in the nation. This year's ranking reaffirms the outstanding work by TISM faculty and students and the high quality of our program," said Johannes M. Bauer, Chair of the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media.

The top 25 schools were chosen based on a survey The Princeton Review conducted in fall 2013 of 150 programs at institutions offering video game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada and some countries abroad.

The 50-question survey asked schools to report on a range of topics from academic offerings and faculty credentials to graduates' employment and professional achievements. Selection criteria included the quality of the curriculum, faculty credentials, facilities and infrastructure, career services and technology.

"It has long been our mission to help students find - and get into - the schools best for them. For students aspiring to become game designers, we highly recommend Michigan State University as one of the best institutions to study and to launch a career in this exciting field," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP/Publisher. "We also salute the faculty and staff at MSU and the other schools on our 2014 lists for their exceptional academic and professional contributions to their students and to the industry of game design."

The monthly magazine, PC Gamer, will have an article on the list that will appear in its May issue, available on newsstands April 1. The story will include information on some of the schools' degree programs, class offerings, events, prominent professors and alumni.

The Princeton Review developed its "Top Schools to Study Game Design" project in 2009 with assistance from a national advisory board, which helped design the survey instrument and methodology.

The Princeton Review is a leading test preparation and college admission services company that helps college- and graduate school-bound students with test preparation, tutoring and admissions services.

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