BLOOMFIELD, NJ — For the fourth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Bloomfield College one of the best undergraduate schools for game design. The accolade was announced in its 13th annual ranking, “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design for 2022.” Bloomfield College is ranked first in New Jersey and 37th nationally among undergraduate schools offering game design programs.
“The supportive and inspiring community we have at (the Creative Arts and Technology Division) makes this recognition possible,” said GJ Lee, Assistant Professor and Game Development Coordinator. “Our dedicated faculty and staff work together to enrich our program and challenge our students. We are grateful and acknowledge their hard work.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on its 2021 survey of administrators from 150 institutions in the United States and abroad offering game design courses, majors, or degree programs. The survey collected information in four areas: academics, faculty, technology and career prospects. The company analyzed more than 40 survey data points to come up with the rankings.
Bloomfield College’s Bachelor of Arts in Game Design within the CAT Division is a hands-on program focused on core 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 enthusiastically recommend Bloomfield College to students considering a career in this growing field,” said Rob Franek, editor of The Princeton Review. “Along with the other outstanding schools on our 2022 list…their facilities are state-of-the-art and their alumni include many of the industry’s most successful artists, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.”
The Princeton Review developed its Top Schools for Game Design project in 2010 with guidance from a national advisory board the company formed to help design the project survey and ranking methodology. Board members included administrators and professors from respected game design programs, as well as professionals from some of the biggest video game companies.
“The continued recognition by The Princeton Review is excellent recognition of the quality of our game design program, the innovative work of professors such as Professor Lee, and the achievements of our talented students,” said Michael Palladino, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean. of faculty. “We are honored to receive this recognition.”