RIT ranked a top 10 video game design school

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Andrew Phelps

RIT offers an elite game design and development program, according to new national rankings from The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review, one of the nation’s best known education services companies, teamed with GamePro Media to produce the second annual “Top Schools for Video Game Design Study for 2011.”

RIT’s program, which is housed in the Department of Interactive Games and Media within the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, ranks fourth at the graduate level and ninth at the undergraduate level.

“We’ve always felt very strongly that what we’re doing is the right academic path for who we are and what we feel we need to be teaching our students,” says Andrew Phelps, chair of the Department of Interactive Games and Media. “But it’s certainly nice to have an outside group appreciate what we’re doing.”

The list is in the April edition of GamePro magazine.

RIT has been a pioneer in the field of video game design and development education. It was one of the first universities to offer a course in game design and development.