#1Recognized as one of the top game design programs in North America by the Princeton Review, USC Games represents an exciting collaboration between the School of Cinematic Arts’ Interactive Media & Games Division and the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science. Incorporating elements of design, artistry, production and engineering, USC Games offers an utterly unique educational experience for students, and serves as the launching pad for them to play significant roles in the game design field. With rigorous, hands-on instruction from master designers, producers, engineers and working professionals in the industry, students have an unprecedented level of opportunity to delve into every aspect of creating games for a global audience. Read more about our specific undergraduate and graduate degree programs here.
- March 16, 2016 Tracy Fullerton Wins GDC Ambassador Award. The 16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA), the peer-awarded highest honors in video game development, named Director of USC Games and Chair of the Interactive Media & Games Division this year’s recipient of the GDC Ambassador award on March 16th in San Francisco. The award was presented by alumni Jenova Chen (’06) and Kellee Santiago (’06), co-founders of the award-winning development studio thatgamecompany.
- March 21, 2016: USC Games’ collaboration with the Gould School of Law featured on USC News. The initiative pairs law students with game design students to support their Advanced Games Projects and provides hands on training for all in involved. “It’s not a simulation exercise — it’s real,” says Valerie Barreiro, director of the law school’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic.
- January 28, 2016: USC Games starts its own publishing label, as featured in Wired and NPR. The top ranked game program will bring innovative titles to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and mobile. First among these titles are the IGF-nominated Chambara, which has already won a BAFTA Ones to Watch Award.
- January 21, 2016: LA Times features gender diversity at USC Games. The big news is that women now outnumber men in the graduate MFA program, and the undergraduate BA is not far behind. The program has proven welcoming, inclusive and a great environment for diverse talent to thrive.
- May 11, 2016: Hold the date for our upcoming Spring Demo Day, a joint showcase of projects from our Advanced Games Class. For more info on this showcase and to get on our list for future events, sign up for the USC Games Google Group, here.