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Report says schools in all US states offering game courses
California leads all states in the video game design and development educational field
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Sep 4, 2012 - 3:49pm EST (Sep 4, 2012 15:49)
New research from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) shows that a record 381 colleges, universities, art and trade schools across the USA offer courses for students interested in video game careers.
These programs, now available at schools in all 50 states, prepare students for a career in video game design, development and programing. Schools offer a variety of video game-related courses, such as 3D animation, graphic design and game production, and confer degrees ranging from professional certificates and associate's degrees to master's and doctoral degrees.
This year's list includes programs at New York University, which offers a Master of Fine Arts in Game Design and Development, and Carnegie Mellon University, which offers a Master of Entertainment Technology degree. In addition, for the first time, schools in Wyoming, Maine, Mississippi, Alaska and Arkansas offer courses and programs.
California leads all states in the video game design and development educational field, with 70 institutions offering game-related courses and degrees. Other leading states with game-related programs include Texas (24), Florida (23), Illinois (23), Massachusetts (20), New York (20), Pennsylvania (18), Minnesota (17), Maryland (12), Michigan (11) and Washington (11).
ESA began tracking academic programs in 2008, when just over 200 colleges and universities offered video game courses and degrees.