The MFA in design also was No. 6 among public schools nationally and No. 23 overall. Game design is one of eight focus areas within UW-Stout’s MFA in design, which has a cross-disciplinary approach to help students customize the program to their interests and skillsets.
“For every graduate student focusing specifically on the games industry, we have two others who are interested in play experiences, interactivity, virtual environments, extended reality or narrative-driven storytelling,” said Erik Evensen, MFA in design program director. “Our strength in the game design area benefits all of our students in many different ways.”
The 14th annual Princeton Review rankings cover 150 schools. Criteria considered included academics, faculty, technology and career prospects.