Howest Digital Arts and Entertainment Named to The Princeton Review List, "Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design for 2019"

Howest University of Applied Sciences is one of the top undergraduate schools at which to study game design according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company features the school on its 10th annual ranking list, "Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design,"

With its Bachelor programme in Digital Arts and Entertainment, Howest captured the 22nd spot on the undergraduate programs list for 2019, which The Princeton Review released March 12 along with its list, "Top 25 Graduate Schools for Game Design."  The full lists are posted at  Top Schools for Game Design 2019

“We are thrilled to be the highest-ranking newcomer in the list this year,” says Kristel Balcaen, Director DAE Global. “It is a fantastic recognition for the hard work our students and staff put into honing their skills, day after day.”

The Princeton Review chose the schools for its top game design program lists this year based on a survey it conducted in 2018 of administrators at 150 institutions that offer game design courses, majors, or degree programs. Surveyed schools were in the U.S., Canada and abroad.

The survey collected information about the schools' game design programs in four areas: academics, faculty, technology, and career prospects. In all, more than 40 data points were analyzed to tally the lists. More information on The Princeton Review rankings methodology is here.

"We highly recommend Howest and each and every one of the institutions that made our lists for 2019," said Robert Franek, Editor-in-Chief for The Princeton Review. "Their faculties are outstanding and their facilities are awesome. Just as impressive: their alumni include many of the video game industry’s most prominent artists, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.”

The Princeton Review's reporting partner for this project, PC Gamer (a monthly magazine published by Future plc), has a feature on the ranking lists in its May issue.  It reports interesting facts on the schools' programs, faculty, and alumni. The issue lands in subscriber mailboxes in mid-March and on newsstands March 26.

The Princeton Review developed its “Top Game Design Schools" project in 2009 with assistance from a national advisory board that helped design the project survey ranking list methodology. Board members included administrators and faculty from respected game design programs, and professionals from some of the top gaming companies.

The Princeton Review is also known for its annual rankings of colleges, business schools, and law schools in dozens of categories it reports on its site and in its books including The Best 384 Colleges, and The Best Value Colleges. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.

About the Bachelor of Digital Arts and Entertainment at Howest:

Digital Arts & Entertainment (DAE) is a state-of-the-art, yet accessible, English-taught Bachelor’s degree. Fully accredited, 3 years, amounting to 180 ECTS credits. DAE is taught at Howest, a modern and unconventional University of Applied Sciences, situated in a small but beautiful historic city in Flanders, Belgium.

At DAE you can choose between 4 study majors: Game Development, Game Graphics Production, Independent Game Production or 3D Production & VFX. It is an industry-approved and award-winning curriculum, with alumni in leading companies and studios all over the world.

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit www.PrincetonReview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @ThePrincetonRev.

About Future plc

Future is a global platform business for specialist media with diversified revenue streams. The Media division is high-growth with three complementary revenue streams: eCommerce, events and digital advertising. It operates in a number of sectors including technology, games, music, home interest, hobbies and B2B and its brands include TechRadar, PC Gamer, Tom’s Guide, Homebuilding & Renovating Show, GamesRadar+, The Photography Show, Top Ten Reviews, Live Science, Guitar World, MusicRadar, Space.com and Tom’s Hardware. The Magazine division focuses on publishing specialist content, with over 80 publications and over 520 bookazines published per year, totaling global circulation of 1.3 million. The Magazine portfolio spans technology, games and entertainment, music, creative and photography, hobbies, home interest and B2B. Its titles include Classic Rock, Guitar Player, FourFourTwo, Homebuilding & Renovating, Digital Camera, Guitarist, How It Works, Total Film, What Hi-Fi? and Music Week.