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USC No. 1 for Gamers

The university is first in degrees earned in video game design.



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    The Steven Spielberg building at the unveiling of the new USC School of Cinematic Arts.

    For the second straight year, the University of Southern California leads North America in undergraduate and graduate degrees earned in video game design.

    GamePro Media and The Princeton Review rank the top 10 graduate and undergraduate programs for video game design in North America every year. Once again, USC was atop both lists.

    "I can't tell you how proud we are of all the groundbreaking work and innovative research going on in our new Interactive Media Division," said Elizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

    "Our students, faculty and staff have created an extraordinary environment where the boundaries of game design are being expanded each day, and I am thrilled that they have once again been singled out for their efforts."

    According to the university's press release, between 20 and 40 new games come out of USC every year.

    The university's video game programs involve the Interactive Media Division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the GamePipe program in the Department of Computer Science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.