Bradley earns video game design recognition

March 1, 2012

Peoria, IL (March 1, 2012)  Bradley University has earned an honorable mention on the Princeton Review’s third annual list that recognizes the best undergraduate video game design programs in the nation and Canada.

Bradley was selected out of 150 institutions that offer video game design coursework and/or degrees.

The survey recognizes 50 leading institutions for their outstanding game design education programs. The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in the 2011-12 academic year. Selections were based on a comprehensive analysis of data that analyzed the quality of the curriculum, faculty, facilities, and infrastructure, plus the school's scholarships, financial aid and career services.

“This program provides students a unique learning experience working across disciplines to advance their knowledge and skills,” Bradley President Joanne Glasser said. “Our program prepares students to meet the challenges ahead and succeed in the workplace. We are pleased that our peer institutions have provided this national recognition to Bradley University as a leader in game design education.”

Bradley began offering its distinctive interdisciplinary program in 2010. A collaboration between computer science and interactive media, Bradley will graduate its first three students this spring from the programs. The computer science curriculum is programming intensive, and interactive media is more focused on game design. The collaboration makes Bradley’s program distinctive because students learn terminologies and game development methodologies used in the two disciplines in industry. In addition to video game design, the technology students are learning is used in many fields, including medical simulation, manufacturing and education.

Bradley is a private, independent university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 6,000 students the choice of more than 100 academic programs. Bradley links academic excellence, experiential learning and leadership development with an entrepreneurial spirit for a world-class education. Our size provides students extensive resources not available at most private colleges and the personal attention not commonly found at large universities.