Looking for a career in video games? Well, we hope you’re headed to MIT or Becker College, because the two Massachusetts-based schools have just been named two of the top 10 undergraduate schools for video game design by the Princeton Review.
MIT ranked number two on the list, beat only by the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise after seeing their students mix Tetris with Dance Dance Revolution or create an augmented-reality rope that allows you to fly kites with your friends from other countries. The Institute even has its own Education Arcade, and two of their courses have been made available on OpenCourseWare: “Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education” and “Video Game Theory and Analysis.”
Becker College took the 10 spot, following behind schools like the Rochester Institute of Technology, the Savannah College of Art and Design and the University of New Mexico. Probably doesn’t hurt that the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) is based at Becker.
Just last week, MassDiGI announced their new Summer Innovation Program, giving students the chance to work on video game prototypes from the ground up alongside a team of industry leaders, mentors and fellow students.
Unfortunately, on the graduate school list, MIT ranked number three, falling behind both the University of Southern California and the Rochester Institute of Technology. We have high hopes they’ll take the top spot on both lists next year, though. Keep gaming, kids.