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Game and Virtual World Development


If you're looking for one of the best colleges for game design, check out PennWest Edinboro's Game and Virtual World Bachelor of Science degree.



Get Serious About Gaming.

Today, there's an increased demand for animation and visual effects in everything from sophisticated video games to movies to corporate presentations. In fact, jobs in this field are expected to grow 10% annually — faster than most other occupations between now and 2026.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

Edinboro is THE place to be for game designers. Why? With a prestigious Art Department and a combined Computer Science and Math Department, we can offer you the best of all worlds:

  • Edinboro was recently ranked the top public university in Pennsylvania for Game Design.
  • Edinboro's Game and Virtual World Development program has been recognized by as a top program in the United States since the track's first student graduated in 2014.

How Edinboro Supports You.

Game and Virtual World Development is the most popular track for Computer Science majors at Edinboro.

We make sure you receive a well-round education, with coursework in computer science, mathematics, physics, art and animation. But you can let your creative juices flow, too, as you hone your design skills and become familiar with all areas of video games and virtual simulations.

Although our curriculum is rigorous, faculty will be here to help you succeed. Planning, scheduling and advising are all coordinated in one office. And you'll find faculty from all specialties coming together for research and service projects. By the time you graduate, you'll be ready to face the challenges of this rapidly growing field.

Your Future

Graduate from the Game and Virtual World Development program and you'll be equipped to pursue a career in gaming, virtual worlds, or in traditional areas of Computer Science as a software engineer or web developer. Recent alumni currently work in a variety of industries for companies such as:

  • PlanetRisk, Inc.
  • Team Industrial Services
  • FantasyData
  • Erie Strayer
  • Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research
  • MRI Software
  • Logistics Plus
  • Fidelity Flight Simulator
  • Uber

Questions About This Program?

David Tucker
Lead, Computer Science Department
109 Ross Hall
Phone: 814-732-2550

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