The School of Communications Interactive Media Master of Fine Arts program has earned a No. 24 ranking on The Princeton Review’s 2014 list of the best graduate schools to study video game design. The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in Fall 2013 of 150 programs at institutions offering video game design coursework or degrees in the United States, Canada, and some countries abroad.
“It’s an honor to be included on the Princeton Review’s list in our first year of offering the Interactive Media MFA,” said Associate Professor Kim Grinfeder, Director of the Interactive Media Program. “With the guidance of our game design faculty, Assistant Professors Clay Ewing and Lien Tran, our students are already producing innovative games, and we expect to build on this success as the program matures.”
The Company’s 50-question survey asked schools to report on a range of topics from academic offerings and faculty credentials to graduates’ employment and professional achievements. Among criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections: the school curriculum, faculty, facilities, and infrastructure, plus career services and technology.
Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP/Publisher, “It has long been our mission to help students find – and get into – the schools best for them. For students aspiring to become game designers, we highly recommend University of Miami School of Communication as one of the best institutions to study and to launch a career in this exciting field. We also salute the faculty and staff at Miami and the other schools on our 2014 lists for their exceptional academic and professional contributions to their students and to the industry of game design.”
The Princeton Review also reported a companion list of top 25 undergraduate schools to study game design for 2014. The Company’s full report on this project is available at www.princetonreview.com/game-design.