DePaul University earned an honorable mention on The Princeton Review’s second annual list of the best graduate schools in the United States and Canada for video game design.
The Princeton Review’s list “Top Schools for Video Game Design Study for 2011” salutes 30 institutions in all (15 undergraduate and 15 graduate) for their outstanding game design education programs. The ranking was established in 2009-2010 in partnership with GamePro, one of the most respected brands in the video game industry, which reaches more than 3 million gamers a month.
Ten undergraduate and 10 graduate schools are ranked from1 to 10. Five schools in each group also are recognized as honorable mentions. Reported in the April GamePro magazine (on newsstands March 8), the list also is accessible on the Princeton Review website and on the GamePro website.
The Princeton Review, one of the nation’s best-known education services companies, chose the schools based on a survey of administrators at 150 institutions offering video game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States and Canada. Conducted during the 2010-11 academic year, the survey included more than 50 questions. Topics ranged from academics, curricula and faculty credentials to graduates’ employment and career achievements. School selections were based on a comprehensive analysis of data that examined the quality of the curriculum, faculty, facilities and infrastructure, in addition to the school’s scholarships, financial aid and career services.
DePaul’s Game Development program also was recently honored when Octodad, a game developed by a team of DePaul gaming students, was named one of eight Student Showcase Winners for the 2011 Independent Games Festival at the Game Developers Conference. It was the second year in a row in which a project by DePaul students was selected for the honor.
To learn more about DePaul’s Game Development program, visit http://gamedev.depaul.edu/.