As games have taken hold as a major force in contemporary culture, increased attention has been paid to their ability to not only entertain, but solve a variety of problems. Games solutions have been proven useful for an array of problems ranging from changing consumer behavior to equalizing the educational divide. Students studying games at Miami University learn about the wide uses of
games and develop a liberal arts understanding of game design, development and critical studies.
Through the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies the Computer Science and Software Engineering, the College of Education, Health and Society, and the School of Creative Arts, Miami University offers a wide range of programs in game design and development. Students can choose to focus on game art and design, game development, critical studies of games or a specialized track designed under the supervision of faculty and top guest lecturers. Games are a challenging intellectual space that requires practitioners and researchers to understand a myriad of disciplines. Our students and faculty thrive within this creative space, which is evidenced by award-winning work.
Miami University and the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies have had nationally recognized game design program. It has consistently ranked as a top program by the Animation Career Review, Princeton Review, Game Pro and Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM).