Schools that offer specialized opportunities to learn video game design include the University of Southern California, the University of Utah and the University of Central Florida, according to Princeton Review. Others include DigiPen Institute of Technology in Washington and Southern Methodist University in Texas.
The University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts has an interactive media and games division that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs featuring video game design, as stated by the University of Southern California. Its minor in game design teaches prototyping and iterative design skills, as well as skills in usability testing and user assessment. Students also have the chance implement these new skills with new technologies.
The University of Utah also features video game design in its bachelor and masters programs, the University of Utah says. The film and media arts with an entertainment arts and engineering emphasis bachelor program teaches students how to use design, storyboarding and drawing. It also allows students to create and integrate their own characters, animations and interactive worlds. The entertainment arts and engineering master games studio program includes classes on game design in every course of study.
The University of Central Florida's Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy offers an interactive entertainment program for students who wish to pursue careers in video games. It teaches the skills, techniques and tools of interactive entertainment in production environments that mimic video-game studios. Working in teams, the students learn the steps of design and implementation.