Top 50 School to Study Game Design

The field of gaming, like most areas of our society, is rapidly evolving. Now a multi-billion dollar industry, gaming offers many career options and NJIT has developed programs to prepare students for lucrative and rewarding positions to meet the growing demand.

Ranked the #1 animation program in NJ and one of the top schools for game design on the east coast, NJIT has expert faculty across all disciplines of gaming. From development and programming to animation and audio to VR and AI to eSports and Overwatch, we offer students the opportunity to get involved with all aspects of gaming.


Career Opportunities:

  • Software Developers
  • Programmers
  • Animators and Artisits
  • UX Designers
  • Usability Testers
  • Script Writers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Audio Engineers
  • Marketers and more..


Get Involved with Current Research:

  • Dr. Mike Lee uses gaming to teach computer science education
  • Join the Social Interactions Lab with Director Dr. Yvette Wohn to study the roles of algorithms and social interactions in livestreaming 
  • Dr. Amy Hoover's lab studies gaming from an AI and HCI perspective
  • Join Dr. Adamovich as he uses VR-based video game therapies to help stroke patients rehabilitation


NJIT's Overwatch Team is one of six Esports teams on campus

"Esports is one of the best places to have people from all walks of life come together and play on a level playing field." Don't take our word for it though—watch the video below and join the team today

Meet the Gamers at NJIT

100+ students participate on our esports teams, even more are learning how to develop games.

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Robert Gioia

“NJIT provided me with a well-rounded education in game development.”

Robert Gioia
Class of 2017

Danielle Tavella

“NJIT gave me the freedom and creativity to tailor my degree to best suit my interests and talents.”

Danielle Tavella
Class of 2017

Chaitrali Rane

“The curriculum helped me gain the experience I needed to design and develop software systems.”

Chaitrali Rane
Class of 2019


Animation program in New Jersey

Source: Animation Career Review 2019


Game Design School in New Jersey

From programming to animating to UX testing. NJIT makes gaming a career.

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