Schools for gamers

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 3, 2008

Los Angeles TimesMore than 200 schools offer courses in various aspects of video-game development. Here are 10 of the schools most often mentioned by game industry recruiters.
– University of Southern California, Los Angeles
www-cntv.usc.edu/programs/interactive-media/about im.htm
gamepipe.usc.edu
– Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
www.etc.cmu.edu
– Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
dm.lcc.gatech.edu
– Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
www.scad.edu/interactive-design-and-game-development
– Southern Methodist University, Plano, Texas
guildhall.smu.edu/Home.47.0.html
– DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, Wash.
www.digipen.edu/main/Degree Programs
– Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, British Columbia
www.vfs.com/fulltime.php?id=14
– University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
www.fiea.ucf.edu/shield/showpage.php?page id=1
– Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
gdiac.cis.cornell.edu
– University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
cg.cis.upenn.edu/cggt/index.php
Other resources:
– The International Game Developers Association Web site has a framework for a proposed curriculum in game development: igda.org/wiki/index.php/Game Education SIG/Curriculum
– United Business Media, publisher of Game Developer Magazine, has a list of more than 300 schools offering game courses or programs: www.gamecareerguide.com/schools
Source: Los Angeles Times research

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