Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, PA)
Carnegie Mellon University has long been famous as one of the US leading science schools. It has in recent years created the Entertainment Technology Center. This program offers a two-year master’s degree in Entertainment Technology given jointly with the College of Fine Arts and the School of Computer Science.
DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA)
DigiPen is more than just a college game design program. This school signifies just how far the still-developing game design industry has grown. With substantial support from Nintendo, DigiPen started accepting students in 1994. It exclusively specializes in preparing students to enter the industry as skilled software developers, artists, designers, and computer engineers. The school has branch campuses in Spain, Singapore, and a partnership with Keimyung University in South Korea, as well as its main campus based in Seattle, the US game design hub.
Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
The Savannah College of Art and Design is somewhere between the razor-sharp focus of DigiPen, which puts all of its attention into digital creativity, and the broad, multidisciplinary approach of big research universities. On the one hand, the school has numbers similar to a research university, with over 12,000 students, over 20% of which are international, and multiple campuses, one of the school’s campuses is located in Hong Kong.
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
Drexel University has over 25,000 students, as well as being ranked among America’s top 100 universities for five years. This college has a long history of leading education’s integration of technology. It was the first university to compel students to have micro-computers (1983), the first major university to have a completely wireless campus (2000), offered the first mobile web portal for students (2002), and created the first university portal app across all five major platforms (2011).