July

SHU Game Design Program Ranked Among East's Best

News Story: July 3, 2018

Students in the motion capture labStudents in the Motion Capture Lab

Sacred Heart University’s game design program has been recognized as one of the top 25 on the East Coast. The ranking came from Animation Career Review, an online resource for people considering careers in animation, game design, graphic design, digital art and related fields.

Students studying game design and development at SHU gain a foundation in programming languages, problem-solving techniques and computer ethics. They are taught the game-creation process, game-play theory, fundamentals in computer graphics, components of animation and how to thrive as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

“This ranking reflects the support our program receives from the University and its director,” said Robert McCloud, associate professor of computer science. “In the game development program, we want to improve every year, and we look for ways to expand our program.” 

Since 2012, Animation Career Review has ranked schools’ game design programs based on academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program, geographic location, and value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness.