The 2021 ranking measured “flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation” as the key metrics. Hampshire was also named #27 overall.
Hampshire College was named “Best in Northeast” for game design according to a 2021 report by Intelligent.com. Intelligent.com measured “flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation” as the key metrics. Hampshire was also named #27 overall in the country.
Game design at Hampshire takes on many forms but gives students opportunities to grow and strengthen their skills in iterative development, playtesting and user testing, storytelling, game programming, 2D and 3D art and animation, game design, audio design, entrepreneurship, and project management.
Because students at Hampshire have a great deal of freedom in designing their own courses of study, many game design and development students work with their peers and advisors to craft games of their own design. The courses are project-based and offer ample opportunities for students to work in interdisciplinary teams and develop games that will enhance their portfolios.
Hampshire also ranked #19 of the top 25 game design schools and colleges in the East by Animation Career Review in 2020.