If you’re wondering how the nation’s “best” schools earned the title, it all starts with the types of programs and benefits the school offers. A number of organizations have decided that these benefits help separate the best schools from the rest. Princeton Review, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report are just a few organizations that compile these annual lists. They assess areas such as faculty resources, financial resources, program offerings, peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, and student selectivity. To make the list, a school must score high in all areas.
According to the most recent figures reported by the Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Education Statistics (IES NCES), the state of New Jersey is home to 66 accredited colleges and universities. Many of these schools make the “best schools” list each year. It is important to note that the number of schools per state tends to fluctuate throughout the year because many schools earn accreditation throughout the year, while others may close. So, New Jersey may be home to 66 accredited colleges today, but in several months, it may be home to more or less.
Although New Jersey currently has fewer schools than the national average of 90, the state is still home to some of the best institutions in world. Princeton University, for example, shares the number one spot with Harvard University on the Best Colleges in the U.S. list for 2012. While Princeton University offers several programs for artists, this renowned university does not offer game design & development programs. Fortunately, several other top-tier schools have excellent programs for artists of all kinds—including game designers & developers.
Browse through our list below to review New Jersey’s best options for aspiring game designers & developers and what they have to offer.
Best Game Design & Development School Programs New Jersey
Bloomfield College- Degrees Offered: B. A. Creative Arts and Technology (CAT) with Concentration in Animation, Digital Video, Game Development, Graphics for Print and Digital Media or Interactive Multimedia and the World Wide Web
The College of New Jersey - Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Digital Arts, Graphic Design; B. A. Interactive Multimedia
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