Miami University named as one of "57 Best Video Game Colleges"

Student working on a computer game design.

Students combine technology and design in new media studies.

written by Tali Hunt, university news and communications intern

Miami University’s Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS) was ranked among the “57 Best Video Game Colleges” by

AIMS ranks No. 36 on the list. Established in 1996, it is one of the oldest new media programs in the country. Miami’s institute offers undergraduate, graduate certification and graduate programs. AIMS students explore the intersection of technology and design business.

Students can choose from four focus areas: Digital Innovation CentersCenter for Research in User ExperienceGames LabJohn Smale Visualization Lab and Center.

Female student working on a computer game design.

More than 300 students are enrolled in Miami's Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies.

Students also have access to the Huge Immersive Virtual Environment (HIVE) on Miami’s Oxford campus. This is the largest physical spaces in the world dedicated to virtual environments, according to Glenn Platt, AIMS director. created the rankings using criteria including well-rounded academics, cost, cutting-edge technological instruction and career prospects in the gaming industry.