Top Schools for Computer Games and Programming

Read about programs in computer gaming and programming. Find information about degree options at three top schools, and view a list of other colleges that offer programs for aspiring game designers.

School Overviews

Students who are interested in developing video games can find training through computer programming, computer science, fine arts or graphic design programs. Undergraduate and graduate programs can be found at Pepperdine University and Western Michigan University.

1. Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA

School Highlight: Pepperdine is a faith-based school with an emphasis on Christian values.

The university's Seaver College offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts that include courses in graphic design and other topics relevant to computer games. These include 2-D and 3-D design, computer graphics and computer animation. Students also become familiar with common industry software and digital production programs.

2. Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI

School Highlight: Offers an accelerated master's degree program that can be completed in two years.

The university's Department of Computer Science offers bachelor's, master's and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in computer science. Aspiring game designers study computer programming languages, GUI programming and software systems development. They also have the opportunity to acquire hardware and software design skills.

Top Computer Gaming and Programming Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Belmont Technical College Associate's degree program in electronic media Saint Clairsville, OH
Coastal Carolina University Bachelor's degree program in graphic design Conway, SC
CUNY Lehman College Bachelor's and master's degree programs in graphic design Bronx, NY
Fresno City College Certificate and associate's degree programs in graphic design Fresno, CA
Lakeshore Technical College Associate's degree in Graphic & Web Design Cleveland, WI

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