Princeton Review names Digital Media Program in Top 25 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design 2014

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Grad-SealGeorgia Tech’s Digital Media Program has earned a # 16 ranking on The Princeton Review’s just published-list saluting the best graduate schools to study video game design for 2014.

Compiled by The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education and admission services companies, the 2014 list names 25 graduate schools in rank order (1 to 25).

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in Fall 2013 of 150 programs at institutions offering video game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada, and some countries abroad.

The Company’s 50-question survey asked schools to report on a range of topics from academic offerings and faculty credentials to graduates’ employment and professional achievements. Among criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections: the school curriculum, faculty, facilities, and infrastructure, plus career services and technology.

Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP/Publisher, “It has long been our mission to help students find – and get into – the schools best for them. For students aspiring to become game designers, we highly recommend Georgia Tech’s Digital Media program as one of the best programs to study and to launch a career in this exciting field. We also salute the faculty and staff in the Digital Media program and the other schools on our 2014 lists for their exceptional academic and professional contributions to their students and to the industry of game design.”

The Princeton Review also reported a companion list of top 25 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2014. The Company’s full report on this project is accessible at www.princetonreview.com/game-design. It includes profiles of the schools with application information and links to the school sites.

For the second consecutive year, The Princeton Review teamed up with PC Gamer, a monthly magazine published by Future plc (www.futureplc.com) as its reporting partner on this project. PC Gamer has a feature on the list in its May issue—available on newsstands April 1. The feature has information on some of the schools’ degree programs, class offerings, events, prominent professors, and alumni.

The Princeton Review developed its “Top Schools To Study Game Design” project in 2009 with assistance from a national advisory board that helped design the survey instrument and methodology. Board members included administrators and faculty from respected game design programs, and professionals from some of the top gaming companies.

The Princeton Review is also known for its annual rankings of colleges, law schools, and business schools in dozens of categories, which it reports on its site, and in its books including The Best 378 Colleges, The Best 295 Business Schools, and The Best 169 Law Schools.

The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.

About the Digital Media Program at Georgia Tech
The Digital Media graduate program at Georgia Tech provides students with a foundational, theoretical background in digital media and the opportunity to practice what is learned in the classroom through active participation in labs and research. The resources, facilities, and industry connections established and maintained by the program make our students some of the most sought-after graduates in the field today.

About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a leading test preparation and college admission services company. Every year it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation, tutoring, and admissions services, its online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House LLC. The Company delivers its services via a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S.A. and Canada, and through its international franchises in 14 other countries. The Company also partners directly with school districts and non-governmental organizations to provide students with college readiness services including college selection, test preparation, financial aid advice, and admissions support. The Princeton Review is headquartered in Natick, MA, and is privately held. For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com and www.facebook.com/ThePrincetonReview. Follow the Company’s Twitter feed @ThePrincetonRev.

Sites
www.dm.gatech.edu
www.princetonreview.com/game-design
www.pcgamer.com

Contacts
Michael Terrell, Associate Director of Graduate Studies, michael.terrell@lmc.gatech.edu, 404-385-7551
The Princeton Review: Jeanne Krier, Publicist, pressoffice@review.com, 212-539-1350