Miami's digital game design program scores top rankings in national lists

A row of students face screens and play games

Miami offers a bachelor's degree in digital game design.

The Miami University digital game studies program is ranked in the top 25 percent of schools, both public and private, in the United States by Animation Career Review.

Nationally, Miami ranks No. 17 among schools offering a games-related bachelor’s degree.

Among national public schools, it ranks No. 18. Overall nationally, both public and private schools, Miami ranks No. 39. In the Midwest, Miami ranks No. 7 and in Ohio No. 2.

The digital game studies program at Miami is interdisciplinary, with collaboration among the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies; the departments of English, computer science and software engineering and teacher education; and the University Libraries.

Animation Career Review provides information to professionals seeking schools, colleges and training programs in the animation, design and gaming fields.

The criteria used in the 2018 ranking was:

  • Academic reputation
  • Admission selectivity
  • Depth and breadth of the program
  • Value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness
  • Geographic location

The complete list of rankings can be found online.

In March, Miami and its Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies Game Center climbed nine spots in the Princeton Review’s 2018 Top Schools for Game Design list, ranking No. 16 overall and third among all public universities.