Want to Design Video Games? Go to USC

usc.jpgGo west, young video game designer. That’s the message of The Princeton Review’s newly released rankings of the “Top 50 Game Design Schools.” The test-prep company evaluated game design programs across the country based on academics, faculty, infrastructure, and career opportunities. Topping the list is the University of Southern California, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in interactive entertainment through its eight-year-old Interactive Media Division, part of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Other top schools include the DigiPen Institute of Technology (just down the road from Microsoft in Redmond, Washington), Philadelphia’s Drexel University, and Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts. The full list will be published in the April issue of GamePro.