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UMBC's GAIM Program Wins Honorable Mention
Princeton Review's Top Game Design Programs
Monday, April 2nd, 2012 //

The Princeton Review has awarded UMBC an Honorable Mention for its undergraduate video game design program. UMBC is among 32 US and Canadian undergraduate schools named in this year's awards, and it is the only school from the MD, DC or VA area to make the list. The Games, Animation, and Interactive Media (GAIM) program is a collaborative offering between the Department of Visual Arts and the CSEE Department. For more information about the program, see the GAIM website.

Princeton Review surveyed administrators at 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees. Selection criteria included the quality of the curriculum, faculty credentials, facilities and infrastructure as well as data on scholarships, financial aid and career opportunities.

UMBC has two academic programs for students interested in studies in interactive entertainment and game development. The Visual Arts Department has an undergraduate concentration on Animation and Interactive Media, and the CSEE Department has a track within the Computer Science program on Game Development.