Top Video Game Design Schools In The World – 2019 Ranking

FortuneZ’s 2019 Top Video Game Design Schools list, includes a ranking of the World’s Top Video Game Design Schools, based on a methodology that assesses academic reputation, employer reputation, quality of teaching, and diversity. Over the past couple of months, we conducted a survey with the aim of providing an objective assessment of the world’s best business schools, evaluated across academic reputation, admission eligibility, job placement rate, specialization, and more. We surveyed more than 15,000 individuals in an extensive poll, including 4,500 students, 7,000 industry professionals, and 3,500 recruiters around the world.

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FortuneZ’s best video game design schools in the world, 2019: Methodology

The tenets of our methodology remain the same, but each year we aim to refine. This year, the factors we have considered is based on 7 major indicators of quality, overall Score (100%) is the sum of:

  1. Academic reputation
  2. Admission eligibility
  3. Job placement rate
  4. Recruiter feedback
  5. Specialisation
  6. Global reputation and influence
  7. Annual tuition and fees

Data for these indicators was collected from publicly available sources, business school’s website, our research, and survey. It measures the quality of education, job placements of students, and the recruiters feedback, without relying on university data submissions. Students, industry professionals, and recruiters were asked to rate business schools on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”

  • However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the above listed schools are the “Top Video Game Design Schools In The World – 2019 Ranking” , there may be many other schools that offer excellent video game design programs.
  • This rankings should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a business school, and are simply one element to consider.
  • The overall score is 100 points.
  • Institutions within the same rank range are listed alphabetically.
  • The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on university data submissions.
  • Detailed survey data and information collected directly from 15,000 individuals, across 7 data points.
  • Surveys completed by 4,500 students, 7,000 industry professionals, and 3,500 recruiters around the world.
  • The overall score are numerical scores given to the schools based on students, business executives, and recruiter feedback — measuring the quality of the school. Overall scores are out of 100.
  • More details about the “Top Video Game Design Schools In The World – 2019 Ranking” – contact us here.

Discover the Top Video Game Design Schools Worldwide with FortuneZ in the table below.


2019 Top Video Game Design Schools In The World

RankSchool NameCity
1University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, California
2University of UtahSalt Lake City, Utah
3University of Central FloridaOrlando, FL
4Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburg, PA
5DigiPen Institute of TechnologyRedmond, Washington
6ArtFXMontpellier, France
7Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochester, New York
8Savannah College of Art and DesignSavannah, GA Atlanta GA
9Full Sail UniversityWinter Park, Florida
10Hanze University GroningenGroningen, Netherlands
11Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, PA
12Hampshire CollegeHampshire, Massachusetts
13Southern New Hampshire UniversityHooksett, New Hampshire
14Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy, NY
15Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcester, MA
16Parsons The New School for DesignNew York, NY
17Staffordshire UniversityStoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
18Columbia CollegeColumbia, Missouri
19Abertay UniversityDundee, Scotland
20Sacred Heart UniversityFairfield, Connecticut
21Universal Arts SchoolValencia, Spain
22Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY New York City, NY
23Falmouth UniversityFalmouth, England
24Columbia College ChicagoChicago, IL
25SAE Institute BerlinBerlin, Germany
26Robert Morris UniversityChicago, Illinois
27Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
28Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchester, England
29New York University, Tisch School of the ArtsNew York, NY
30Tampere UniversityTampere, Finland
31North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, North Carolina
32Utrecht UniversityUtrecht, Netherlands
33Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI
34National Film & Television SchoolBeaconsfield, England
35Shawnee State UniversityPortsmouth, OH
36Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsPrague, Czech Republic
37University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
38Univserity of South WalesPontypridd, Wales, UK
39University of Texas at AustinAustin, TX
40Brunel UniversityUxbridge, England
41Southern Methodist UniversityPlano, Texas; Taos, New Mexico
42Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station, Texas
43LISAA School of Art & DesignParis, France
44University of Wisconsin-StoutMenomonie, Wisconsin
45University of KlagenfurtKlagenfurt, Austria
46Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA; Seattle, WA; Silicon Valley, CA
47University of SouthamptonSouthampton, England
48Quinnipiac UniversityHamden, Connecticut
49University of SkovdeSkovde, Sweden
50University of Texas at DallasDallas, TX
51Teeside UniversityTeeside, UK
52Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta, GA
53Imperial College LondonLondon, England
54Cleveland Institute of ArtCleveland, Ohio
55New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewark, New Jersey
56Saxion University of Applied SciencesEnschede, Netherlands
57New England Institute of TechnologyEast Greenwich, Rhode Island
58Rocky Mountain College of Art + DesignLakewood, Colorado
59Champlain CollegeBurlington, VT Montreal, Canada Dubin, Ireland
60Becker CollegeWorcester, MA; Leicester, MA
61Maryville UniversitySt. Louis, Missouri
62Oxford Brookes UniversityOxford, England
63Kennesaw State UniversityKennesaw, Georgia
64Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland, Ohio
65University of Michigan-DearbornDearborn, Michigan
66Ringling College of Art and DesignSarasota, FL
67Liberty UniversityLynchburg, Virginia
68Abilene Christian UniversityAbilene, Texas
69University of MaltaValletta, Malta
70Norwich University Of The ArtsNorwich, England
71Grand View UniversityDes Moines, Iowa
72IT University of CopenhagenCopenhagen, Denmark
73University of DenverDenver, Colorado
74University of California, IrvineIrvine, CA
75AutografParis, France
76University of Texas at AustinAustin, TX
77Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondale, Illinois
78George Mason UniversityFairfax, Arlington, Prince William Countries, VA
79Miami UniversityOxford, OH
80Zurich University of the ArtsZurich, Switzerland
81High Point UniversityHigh Point, North Carolina
82University of MiamiCoral Gables, Florida
83University of California, Santa CruzSanta Cruz,California
84University of the Arts LondonLondon, UK
85DePaul UniversityChicago, IL
86Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgow, Scotland
87Florida Interactive Entertainment AcademyOrlando, Florida
88Ferris State UniversityBig Rapids, Michigan
89Tokyo Polytechnic UniversityHonch?, Nakano, Tokyo
90New York Film AcademyNew York, NY; Burbank, CA; Miami Beach, FL
91Cogswell Polytechnical CollegeSan Jose, California
92Cogswell Polytechnical CollegeSan Jose, California
93Indiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolis, IN
94AAS CollegeThessaloniki, Greece
95Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmond, Kentucky
96California Institute of the ArtsSanta Clarita, California
97The Digital Animation & Visual Effects SchoolOrlando, FL
98RavensbourneLondon, England
99Academy of Interactive Entertainment, SeattleSeattle, WA
100University of DerbyDerby, England
101Academy of Art UniversitySan Francisco, CA
102Woodbury UniversityBurbank, CA; San Diego, CA
103Bradley UniversityPeoria, Illinois
104Gnomon School of Visual EffectsLos Angeles, CA
105York St John UniversityYork, England
106Laguna College of Art and DesignLaguna Beach, CA
107Maryland Institute College of ArtBaltimore, MD
108Stony Brook UniversityStony Brook, NY
109Solent UniversitySouthampton, England
110Otis College of Art and DesignLos Angeles, CA
111The Art Center College of DesignPasadena, CA
112The University of TulsaTulsa, Oklahoma
113Marist CollegePoughkeepsie, NY
114Edinboro UniversityEdinboro, Pennsylvania
115Plymouth College of ArtPlymouth, England
116University of California Los AngelesLos Angeles, California
117Bath Spa UniversityBath, England
118Oklahoma City UniversityOklahoma City, Oklahoma
119Schreiner UniversityKerrville, Texas
120University of BradfordBradford, England
121Baker CollegeFlint, Michigan
122Lawrence Technological UniversitySouthfield, MI
123University Of PikevilleyPikeville, Kentucky
124American UniversityWashington, D.C.
125Oklahoma Christian UniversityEdmond, Oklahoma
126Buckinghamshire New UniversityUK
127Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
128University of SuffolkSuffolk, England
129London South Bank UniversityLondon, England
130Limkokwing University of Creative TechnologyCyberjaya, Malaysia
131Bellevue UniversityBellevue, Nebraska
132Multimedia UniversityCyberjaya, Malaysia


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