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Trinity Named as a Top Graduate School for Video Game Design by Princeton Review

Posted on 11 March 2014

Trinity College Dublin has been announced as one of the best institutions for video game design at graduate level according to American publication, The Princeton Review.  Trinity is the only university outside of the US to feature in the ranking which lists 25 graduate programmes.  Trinity’s School of Computer Science and Statistics course in Interactive Entertainment Technology received the credit for a range of topics from their academic offerings and faculty credentials to graduates’ employment and professional achievements.

The Princeton Review selected the top 25 programmes based on a survey it conducted in 2013-14 of institutions in the USA, Canada, and abroad offering video game design coursework and degrees.  Criteria the Princeton Review weighed to make its selections included the school curriculum, faculty, facilities, and infrastructure, plus career services and technology. A feature on the top schools list will feature in the monthly magazine PC Gamer May issue and highlight the schools' degree programmes, class offerings, events, prominent professors, and alumni.

Speaking about the ranking, Course Director, Dr John Dingliana, said: “This achievement highlights Trinity’s international reputation in the games technology field.  The course is delivered by research- led academics, all experts in their respective fields. Innovation is at the heart of our work, evident by our association with many successful games industry start-up companies. We are particularly proud of our strong relationships with industry and of the many successes of our alumni who are working in top games companies, both indigenous and international.” 

The MSc in Interactive Entertainment Technology is a one-year course and has been designed in collaboration with leading games industry companies including Microsoft, DemonWare, Havok and Radical Entertainment. The programme immerses students in a state-of-the-art learning environment with classes taught by leading researchers in computer graphics, vision, networking and distributed systems, where students use the latest hardware, software tools and technologies, as used by professional game development companies. 

Online applications for the postgraduate course in MSc in Computer Science (Interactive Entertainment Technology) for the 2014/15 academic year are now being accepted.  More information on the course content, application procedure and graduate opportunities are available on the website.