Video Game Degree Programs Now Offered in Washington, D.C. schools

Three hundred American colleges, universities, art and trade schools will offer degrees in video game design, development, programming and art during the coming academic year, according to new research from the DC-based Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The list includes eight schools in Virginia, five in Maryland and two in Washington, D.C.

According to the firm, the figure, which is 20% higher than a year ago, indicates “the expanding role computer and video games play” in fields like healthcare, education, business and government.

This year’s list includes new programs such as the game design and digital studies program at Dartmouth College, gaming certificate program at Arizona State University and digital animation and interactive media at Ohio State University.

Here is the complete list:

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