Bloomfield College Game Design Program Scores Top Nationally and in New Jersey
The Princeton Review named Bloomfield College as one of the best undergraduate schools for game design in its 12th annual ranking, “The 50 Best Undergraduate Schools for Game Design for 2021”. Bloomfield College is ranked # 1 in New Jersey and # 34 nationally among undergraduate schools offering game design programs.
“Bloomfield College’s game design program has received national and state recognition over the past three years,” said GJ Lee, assistant professor and game development coordinator. “We have a dedicated community of inspiring faculty and staff who strengthen our program and create opportunities for our students. It has been a difficult year for all and we recognize the hard work, leadership and collaboration required to maintain this network of support. “
The Princeton Review selected schools based on an analysis of over 40 survey data points captured in its 2020 survey of administrators at 150 institutions in the United States and abroad that offer design courses. games, majors or degree programs. The survey collected information on schools’ game design programs in four areas: academics, faculty, technology, and career prospects.
Bloomfield College’s Bachelor of Arts in Game Design within the Creative Arts and Technology Division is a practice-oriented program focused on core principles, concepts, methodologies, and skills that are reinforced through the creation of hands-on projects. Many courses also involve students working on collaborative team projects that mimic real game development environments. Theoretical knowledge and practical methods converge within these environments to provide students with the experience they need to truly understand and overcome the complexities involved in making games.
“We highly recommend Bloomfield College and each of the schools that made our lists of the best schools for game design for 2021,” said Rob Franek, editor of The Princeton Review. “Their faculties are superlative. Their facilities are state-of-the-art. Their alumni include many of the video game industry’s most prominent artists, designers, developers and entrepreneurs.”
As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, Bloomfield College is also proud of its student community, more than half of which identify as first-generation students. Bloomfield College is the only institution in New Jersey to be recognized as both a predominantly black institution and an institution serving Hispanics, and is also an institution serving minorities. Located in historic Bloomfield, New Jersey, just 15 miles from New York City, a cultural epicenter for entertainment, business, internship, and career opportunities, Bloomfield College offers the tuition rate at lowest full-time for any four-year private college or university in New Jersey.
“National recognition from the Princeton Review validates the strength of our faculty at Bloomfield College,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Michael Palladino, Ph.D. “We continue to innovate and are honored to receive this recognition. “
The Princeton Review developed its Top Schools for Game Design project in 2009 with assistance from a national advisory board that helped design the project’s survey and ranking list methodology. Board members included administrators and professors from respected game design programs, as well as professionals from some of the top game companies. The Princeton Review is also known for its annual ranking of colleges, business schools, and law schools in dozens of categories. Rankings are published in the company’s academic guides as well as in school profiles on PrincetonReview.com. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.