Parsons Ranks High Among Top 20 East Coast Animation and Game Design Schools!

AMT’s Design and Technology and Illustration programs both get recognized at #3 in Animation Career Review’s Top 20 Animation and Game Design Schools on the East Coast list! This is great news for a school that is actively working to make our Game Design and Animation programs even stronger!

Check out the entry below, where our Communications Design and Graphic Design programs also get great acknowledgements, and see the full listing here.


Parsons students engaged in a 24-hour game jam. Photo from

[Stop-motion animation by Illustration student  So Jin Lee.]

Founded in 1896, Parsons The New School for Design is considered one of the world’s top design schools. The school holds the number 36 spot in U.S. News & World Report’s Fine Arts School Rankings; the Multimedia/Visual Communications program ranks number 8, and the Graphic Design program ranks number 10. Parson’s game design programs are also highly regarded in the academic world and the entertainment industry.

Home to around 5,000 students, five schools, and a large continuing studies division, Parsons offers a BFA and a MFA in Design & Technology with a Game Design focus. Program highlights include paid summer internships at some of New York’s top design and technology firms, Study Abroad opportunities at the Paris campus (est. 1921), and the Visiting Artists Series. All students are eligible to take seasonal courses or study for a semester or even a year in Paris. The Design & Technology with a Game Design focus is offered through the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT). 

AMT also offers a BFA in Art, Media, and Technology where students can study Game Design, Illustration, and Visual Arts, and a BFA in Communication Design with an Interactive Core. In this program, students may study Animation and Motion Graphics, Computer Graphics, Interface Design, Graphic/Communication Design, Illustration, and more. The BFA in Illustration also allows students to focus on Animation and Motion Graphics, Drawing, Visual Arts, and even Toy Design. AMT also offers an AAS in Graphic Design.