OC Among Top Video Game Design Schools

Oklahoma Christian earned honorable mention on The Princeton Review’s just-published list saluting the best undergraduate schools in the U.S. and Canada to study video game design.

OC is the only Oklahoma university and one of just two schools in the southwestern United States to be honored on the undergraduate list.

“Being selected as one of the top 30 schools in the country for game design education is a great honor for Oklahoma Christian. We not only train our students to think creatively, but give them the technical skills to be highly sought-after recruits in the professional game development industry,” said Jeff Price, associate professor of art and design. “We are fortunate to have such a supportive administration and talented gaming and animation students.”

Among criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections: the school curriculum, faculty, facilities, and infrastructure, plus career services, student scholarships, and financial aid. PC Gamer features the list in its May issue.

OC gaming and animation students take several classes where they learn gaming and animation history, technical classes where they learn 30 software programs, and studio classes where they develop their own games.

Jeff Price works with two of OC’s talented art students.

More information about OC’s award-winning program is available at www.oc.edu/gaming.

“It has long been our mission to help students find – and get into – the schools best for them. For students aspiring to become game designers, we highly recommend Oklahoma Christian University as one of the best institutions to study and to launch a career in this exciting field,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review SVP/Publisher.

The Princeton Review also is known for its annual college rankings. Oklahoma Christian is one of the institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its current “Best in the West” rankings. 

Spring 2013

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