For the fifth year in a row, The Princeton Review has named Bloomfield College a top undergraduate school for Game Design. The accolade was announced in its 14th annual ranking list, “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design for 2023.” Bloomfield College is ranked highest in New Jersey and #35 nationally among undergraduate schools offering programs in game design.
“The CAT [Creative Arts and Technology] Division is a community that provides an environment where students practice game development holistically, challenge themselves as creatives and expand upon what games can mean. We’re grateful to our students, faculty and staff for making this recognition possible,” said Associate Professor and Coordinator of Game Development GJ Lee.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on its 2022 survey of administrators at 150 institutions across the U.S. and abroad offering game design courses, majors, or degree programs. The survey collected information in four areas: academics, faculty, technology, and career prospects. The company analyzed more than 40 survey data points to tally the rankings. Information on the methodology may be viewed on The Princeton Review website.
“We enthusiastically recommend Bloomfield College – and all of the outstanding schools on our list for 2023 -to students considering a career in the exciting field of game design” said Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief for The Princeton Review. “The schools have first-rate programs in game design. Their facilities are state-of-the-art, and their alumni include many of the industry’s most successful artists, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.”
Bloomfield College’s Bachelor of Arts in Game Design within the Creative Arts & Technology Division is a practice-orientated program focused on core principles, concepts, methodologies and skills that are reinforced through the creation of hands-on projects. Many courses also involve students working on collaborative team-based projects that mimic real-world game development environments. Theoretical knowledge and practical methods converge within these environments to provide students with the experience they need to truly understand and overcome the complexities involved in making games.
“Continued recognition by The Princeton Review is a great acknowledgment of the quality of our game design program, the innovative work of faculty such as Professor Lee, and the accomplishments of our talented students,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Michael Palladino, Ph.D. “We are honored to receive this recognition.”
The Princeton Review developed its Top Schools for Game Design project in 2010 with guidance from a national advisory board the company formed to help design the project survey and ranking methodology. Board members included administrators and faculty from respected game design programs, and professionals from some of the top video game companies. The Princeton Review also reports annual rankings of colleges, law schools, and business schools, as well as rankings of top schools for entrepreneurship studies and lists of top online degree programs in education, library science, and nursing.