Washington – Three hundred American colleges, universities,
art and trade schools will offer degrees in video game design, development,
programming and art during the coming academic year, according to new research
from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).
Rich Taylor, the ESA’s
senior vice president for communications and industry affairs, said the figure,
which is 20% higher than a year ago, indicates "the expanding role
computer and video games play" in fields like healthcare, education,
business and government.
This year’s list includes new programs such as the
game design and digital studies program at Dartmouth College, gaming
certificate program at Arizona State University and digital animation and
interactive media at Ohio State University.
A complete list is available at the