The following is from the March 13, 2018, edition of gamesindustry.biz.
March 14, 2018
By Haydn Taylor
For the second year in a row, the University of Southern California and the Southern Methodist University have been ranked as the best schools in the world to study game design.
According to the ninth annual Princeton Review, the schools have been recognised as providing the best undergraduate and postgraduate courses respectively.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on its 2017 survey of 150 institutions in the US, Canada, and abroad offering game design programs.
Data gathered from the survey covered everything from the schools' game design academic offerings and lab facilities to their graduates' starting salaries and career achievements.
According to The Princeton Review's 2017 survey, 88% of undergraduate and/or postgraduate game design students that graduated in their 2017 classes developed actionable plans to launch games while in school.
Additionally, 52% of undergraduate and 75% of postgraduate students at these school programs worked on games that were shipped before they graduated.
"Game design is an exciting field and for students aspiring to work in this field, the schools on our list offer extraordinary opportunities to launch a career in this industry," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor in chief.
"We want to help students find the best program for their needs and interests. The top schools on our lists have outstanding faculties and great facilities which will give students the skills and experience they need to pursue a career in this dynamic and burgeoning field."