Bloomfield College’s Game Design Program Scores Highest Nationally and in New Jersey
The Princeton Review named Bloomfield College one of the best undergraduate schools for game design in its 12th annual ranking, “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design for 2021.” Bloomfield College is ranked first in New Jersey and #34 nationally among undergraduate schools offering game design programs.
“Bloomfield College’s Game Design program has received national and state recognition over the past three years,” said GJ Lee, Assistant Professor and Game Development Coordinator. “We have a dedicated community of inspiring faculty and staff who strengthen our program and create opportunities for our students. It has been a difficult year for all and we recognize the hard work, leadership and collaboration required to maintain this network of support.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on an analysis of more than 40 survey data points captured in its 2020 survey of administrators at 150 institutions in the United States and abroad that offer courses in game design, majors or degree programs. The survey gathered information about the schools’ game design programs in four areas: academics, faculty, technology, and career prospects.
Bloomfield College’s Bachelor of Arts in Game Design within the Creative Arts and Technology Division is a hands-on program focused on fundamental principles, concepts, methodologies, and skills that are reinforced through the creation of hands-on projects . Many courses also involve students working on collaborative team projects that mimic real-world game development environments. Theoretical knowledge and practical methods converge in these environments to provide students with the experience they need to truly understand and overcome the complexities of creating games.
“We highly recommend Bloomfield College and each of the schools on our list of the best game design schools for 2021,” said Rob Franek, editor of The Princeton Review. “Their faculties are outstanding. Their facilities are state-of-the-art. Their alumni include many of the gaming industry’s most prominent artists, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.”
As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the nation, Bloomfield College also prides itself on its student community, more than half of whom identify as first-generation students. Bloomfield College is the only institution in New Jersey to be recognized as both a predominantly black institution and a Hispanic-serving institution, and is also a minority-serving institution. Located in historic Bloomfield, New Jersey, just 15 miles from New York City, a cultural epicenter for entertainment, business, and internship and career opportunities, Bloomfield College offers full-time tuition the lowest of any private four-year college or university. New Jersey.
“National recognition from the Princeton Review validates the strength of our faculty at Bloomfield College,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Michael Palladino, Ph.D. “We continue to innovate and are honored to receive this recognition.
The Princeton Review developed its Top Schools for Game Design project in 2009 with the help of a national advisory board that helped design the project’s survey and ranking methodology. Board members included administrators and professors from respected game design programs, as well as professionals from some of the top game companies. The Princeton Review is also known for its annual ranking of colleges, trade schools and law schools in dozens of categories. Rankings are reported in the company’s college guides as well as school profiles on PrincetonReview.com. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.