The top 5 Best Schools for a degree in Computer Scinece (Video game productions)?

<p>I was wondering what are all your opinions on the best schools that have a degree made just for videogame making. I currently go to UIC and am a freshman but I have been wanting to transfer to a superb school with the degree I want.</p>

<p>Carnegie Mellon University is hands down the best school for Computer Science. Check them out. I believe they also have specializations in video game productions.</p>

<p>The top 2 schools on EA's recruiting tour list are CMU and USC.
Visit to find more info.</p>

<p>I have been thinking about USC for a while now, thanks alot, that helps out alot1</p>

<p>Georgia Tech (yes, I am going there next year, and I think it's a great school!) has a very good program in Computational Media. It's an interdisciplinary program between the College of Computing (School of Interactive Computing) and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (School of Literature, Culture, and Communication).</p>

<p>Here's the website:</p>

<p>Computational</a> Media</p>

<p>RPI has a nice games major and strangely enough it's in the humanities school:</p>

<p>Rensselaer's</a> New Games & Simulation Program</p>

<p>RIT has one as well:</p>


<p>Almost forgot WPI:</p>

<p>[url=<a href=""&gt;]Interactive&lt;/a> Media & Game Development](<a href=""&gt;;/p>

<p>At USC the Computer Science-Games major is in the Viterbi School of Engineering. The complex is brand new with the latest in computers, labs, equipment, etc. Worth investigating is the Interactive Entertainment Major in the famed USC School of Cinematic Arts.<br>
If possible, try to take a tour of the two complexes.</p>

<p>I have a friend at UC Santa Cruz doing their computer game design major. It is technically focused, but there are plenty of electives to keep you creative. UCSC just opened a new game lab which has development equipment for the PS3 and Xbox360 as well as the PC. Seniors complete a year long game project with quarterly presentations to show the team's progress. Representatives from companies that work in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area attend these presentations, so it is a great opportunity for students to show off to potential employers. UCSC also has a leader in Game AI teaching undergraduate game AI classes.</p>

<p>Here is a link to an in depth description of the program:
UCSC</a> Discover - The Computer Science: Computer Game Design Major</p>

<p>NYU has launched the NYU Game Center, which starting this Fall will offer undergraduate and graduate programs in game design and development. The new center will combine two of the major strengths of NYU, the Tisch School of the Arts and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, which are among the very best in their respective fields . See </p>

<p>NYU</a> launches video gaming degree - Crain's New York Business</p>


<p>NYU</a> > The Office of Public Affairs > NYU Creates New Center to Pioneer Digital Games As a Distinct Art Form and Discipline</p>

<p>If you're currently attending UIC, why not check out UIUC? UIUC's CS program is top 5 in the nation, and provides wide range of courses ranging from Data Mining to Computer Graphics.</p>