Abertay in world’s elite schools for game design

Abertay University in Dundee said it has been named as the only European institution among the world’s leading universities for studying game design for the second year running.

Abertay said The Princeton Review has released its seventh annual ranking lists naming the best undergraduate and graduate schools for students to study — and launch a career in — game design.

About 49% of undergraduates and 59% of postgraduate students at the programmes on the lists worked on games that were shipped before they graduated.

Abertay’s School of Arts Media and Computer Games is listed 12th out of the top 25 postgraduate schools and 22nd out of the top 50 undergraduate schools.

Abertay is the only university in the postgraduate list not based in the United States, and one of only three non-US schools in the undergraduate list.

“For students aspiring to work in game design, the 58 schools that made one or both of our 2016 lists offer extraordinary opportunities to hone one’s talents for a successful career in this burgeoning field,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Senior VP-Publisher.

“The faculties at these schools are outstanding. Their facilities are awesome. And their alumni include legions of the industry’s most prominent game designers, developers, artists, and entrepreneurs.”

Professor Gregor White, Head of Abertay’s School of Arts, Media and Computer Games, said:  “This is fantastic news and a testament to the hard work of my colleagues in the School and across the University in sustaining and delivering such a consistently high standard of learning experience for our students.

“It’s especially pleasing that the Princeton Review recognises our commitment to employability — helping our students to develop the knowledge and skills that will equip them for successful and fulfilling careers.”

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