As holiday season approaches, many parents, grandparents, uncles
and aunts will be looking for that perfect holiday gift for their
children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Of course many of them will
consider a video game as a possible gift. Only you can decide if a
video game is an appropriate gift or not.
One of the major factors
that parents overlook or do not pay attention when buying video game is
the rating. Yes, you read it correctly. As with film industry video
games are rated according to age, violence and even sexual materials.
Earning a degree in game programming and development should be
considered by individuals who have a passion for gaming, and learning
how games are created. Courses involved in these type of degrees usually
include gameplay design, 3D graphics, stereoscopic computer graphics,
contemporary video game platforms, multiplayer game design, and game
physics. Having a computer that can handle the necessary components
involved in video game design and development would also be very
helpful. The following list includes some of the top schools where
students can earn this degree, and other related degrees to help them
enter the video game creation field.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
• Rated by the Princeton Review multiple years in a row as having the #1 game design program in North America.
• Students can study programs in Interactive Entertainment,
Animation & Digital Arts, Cinematic Arts, Film & Television
Production, Interactive Media, and Science Visualization.
• USC is not predominantly a design school; they also offer many other degrees you would find at most traditional colleges.