VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Art Institute of Vancouver (Ai Vancouver), BC, Canada, announced today it has ranked #8 on The Princeton Review's list of the top twenty five undergrad schools to study video game design. This is the fifth year in a row for Ai Vancouver to rank in the top ten since 2010, and the school moved up from #9 in last year's list.
Among criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections were academics, faculty credentials, graduate employment, and graduate career achievements. The quality of curriculum, faculty, facilities, and infrastructure was also considered in the final results. The survey was conducted in the 2013 academic year, and administrators at 150 institutions in the U.S., Canada, and abroad that offer video game design programs participated. Additional details on The Princeton Review's methodology may be found here: https://www.princetonreview.com/game-design-survey-methodology.aspx.
"We are incredibly proud to be honored, yet again, by The Princeton Review," said Charles Restivo, President of The Art Institutes system of schools. "We've been ranked on this list every year since its inception, which is a testament to the quality education that our professional instructors provide to students. Vancouver is considered to be the production capital of the game industry in North America, and our programs in Game Art & Design, Game Programming, and Visual & Game Programming prepare students for careers in the exciting and growing gaming industry."
Of the schools included on the list, The Princeton Review's Senior Vice President and Publisher, Robert Franek, stated, "For students considering careers in video game design, these are the 'cream of the crop' institutions to attend. Some are among the nationally best-known universities in higher education. Others have well-deserved regional reputations in this field. All have state-of-the-art programs in game design. Collectively, they have graduated many of the field's top developers, artists, designers, and industry professionals."
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