Game Design and Development BS
September 13, 2021
RIT again ranked among the best universities in the nation by ‘U.S. News’
RIT has again been recognized as one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report, which also cited the university as among the most innovative, best valued, and with highly regarded cooperative education and internship programs.
September 1, 2021
RIT named among the nation’s ‘Best 387 Colleges’
RIT is considered one of the nation’s best universities for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2022 edition of its book The Best 387 Colleges. RIT was also listed fourth in the Top 50 Game Design: Undergraduate category.
July 26, 2021
Two RIT games win awards at 2021 Game Developers Conference
Two video games affiliated with RIT won awards at the 2021 Game Developers Conference virtual event in July.
June 11, 2021
RIT wins award to develop game design training platform as part of NASA’s Moon-to-Mars Mission
RIT faculty-researchers will develop a game-design training system that could help astronauts maintain balance, motor skills, and other cognitive functions while in space. NASA, in partnership with the National Space Grant Foundation, has selected six university teams, including RIT, to develop innovative design ideas that will help NASA advance and execute its Moon to Mars exploration objectives.
April 26, 2021
Cultural exchange goes virtual for international game prototyping course
As part of a gameplay and prototyping class at RIT this spring, 25 game design and development students got to participate in a virtual cultural exchange with 30 students at a Japanese college. The teams learned about each other’s cultures and overcame language barriers and time zone differences to create projects for a global game jam.
April 12, 2021
RIT video game project wins industry awards
An multidisciplinary team of students creating noir horror game “The Camera That Bleeds” was recognized at the 2021 Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) Game Challenge.
March 24, 2021
Job preparedness key to RIT’s game design and development receiving Princeton recognition
WROC-TV talks to David Schwartz, director of Interactive Games and Media, and Coehl Gleckner, fifth-year interactive games and media student, about RIT’s game design and development programs.
March 23, 2021
RIT game design programs ranked among top in the world
RIT offers some of the best game design and development programs for aspiring game developers, according to new international rankings from The Princeton Review. RIT’s game design and development program was ranked fourth at the undergraduate level and fifth at the graduate level on the 2021 list.
March 5, 2021
Creative Industry ‘Day’ a weeklong success for RIT students, alumni, talent seekers
RIT’s Creative Industry “Day” drew a wide range of talent seekers from companies such as Amazon, Forbes Media, and Microsoft last week, as the 16th annual event went virtual Feb. 22-26 this year due to the pandemic.
March 3, 2021
RIT Electronic Gaming Society reinvents itself to connect students during COVID
RIT’s Electronic Gaming Society is always reinventing itself to provide its members with the best gaming experience possible. During the COVID-19 pandemic, that has been no different. In addition to offering students access to more popular consoles and hosting game servers, the club is experimenting with virtual reality that has made their weekly game nights increasingly popular.
January 11, 2021
5 careers that command over $100,000 per year — and don’t require you to go to med school
Mic mentions the School of Interactive Games and Media, highlighting the game design and development program.
December 3, 2020
Rochester area part of video game industry boom
FOX Rochester mentions RIT's game design and development program.