ABERTAY University has been named among the top 25 places to study video game design in the world.
The university, based in Dundee, is one of only two outside the USA to be ranked in the prestigious Princeton Review’s 2015 list of the top 25 graduate and undergraduate institutions to study game design.
The other is college in Vancouver, Canada.
The Princeton Review ranked the universities based on a survey it conducted in 2014-15 of 150 institutions offering game design courses in the United States, Canada, and some countries abroad.
The university’s curriculum, academic staff, facilities, career services, and technology were all taken into account.
Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Abertay University, said: “This is a great accolade. It’s a wonderful reward for the hard work and dedication of our staff.”
He added: “It’s especially pleasing that the Princeton Review recognises our commitment to employability – helping our students to develop the knowledge and skills that will equip them for successful and fulfilling careers.”
Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior publisher, said: “It has long been our mission to help students find – and get into – the schools best for them, ”
“For students aspiring to work in the burgeoning field of game design, we strongly recommend Abertay University and each of the other schools that made our 2015 lists.
“They have exceptional professors and awesome, state-of-the-art facilities.
“Collectively, these schools have graduated legions of the industry’s most successful video game designers, developers, artists, and entrepreneurs.”
The Princeton Review posts annual rankings of colleges, law schools, and business schools in dozens of categories, which it reports on its website.
It has also published books including The Best 379 Colleges, The Best 296 Business Schools, and The Best 169 Law Schools.
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