Top 10 Gaming Universities for Players

Gaming is one of the most popular forms of entertainment. There are endless possibilities in the gaming sector, and this makes it one of the most exciting industries to work in today.

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It’s no surprise to know that careers in the gaming industry have shown tremendous growth in the last decade. The global gaming industry has grown to $300 billion, and the Indian online gaming industry has touched the $1 billion mark, and this is expected to grow to $3.9 billion in the next five years.

We look at the top gaming universities for gaming

According to the study conducted by the University of UNION and the University of Belgrade in Serbia, students who spent equal time playing video games and studying still earn high academic grades. The study observed that many students adopted a ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality, rewarding themselves with gaming time for studying.

There are close to 200 gaming courses currently offered by different universities worldwide. Depending on the university and the course you choose, the course will cover various aspects of gaming like 3D gaming, game design document, UX and UI design, Augmented reality, sound design and FX for games.

Even when all the other industries were hit during the pandemic, it was just the gaming industry that survived the pandemic to show phenomenal growth. According to a study, the gaming on cell phones increased by 45% during the pandemic, which has made many popular companies consider gaming as one of the most booming industries of the future.

Top universities, colleges, gaming institutes to study Game/Simulation Development

  • Howest university of applied sciences – Belgium
  • Think Tank Training Centre-Canada
  • New3dge-France
  • Academy of Art University-United States
  • 3dsense Media School-Singapore
  • Gnomon-UnitedStates
  • Ringling College of Art and Design- UnitedStates
  • Escape Studios- United Kingdom
  • The Game Assembly-Sweden
  • Animum Creativity Advanced School-Spain

Top universities in the US to study game design programs

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Southern California
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • University of Utah
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Cornell University
  • University of California–Santa Cruz

Few popular gaming courses

Gaming courses don’t mean just designing a game or programming the game; there are many other courses that contribute to the development of a game. Some of the most popular topics that are part of the gaming courses are Screen Production, 3D Modelling, Game Development, Games and Interactivity, Animation and Visual Effects, Concept, Graphic Designing and Art Illustration.

Here’s a list of gaming courses that you can pursue in the universities and gaming institutes 

  • B.Sc. in Gaming
  • Bachelors in Media Animation & Design (BMAD)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Graphics, Animation & Gaming
  • Integrated M.Sc. in Multimedia & Animation with Game Art & Design
  • M.Sc. in Gaming
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Game Design and Development
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Multimedia and Animation
  • Bachelor of Science in Animation Game Design and Development
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Animation & Computer Graphics
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Digital Filmmaking & Animation
  • B.Sc. Animation & Gaming
  • Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) – Computer Science and Game Development

There are immense opportunities in the gaming industry. So if you have the motivation, creativity and dedication to be part of this global industry, and if you love playing and creating video games, then you’ll be the best fit for a gaming course.

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