The Art Institute of Vancouver Ranked as a Top Video Game Design School in the US & Canada

The Art Institute of Vancouver Ranked as a Top Video Game Design School in the 
US & Canada 
Makes The Princeton Review's Top 15 List 
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Princeton Review has 
announced their "Top Schools to Study Video Game Design for 2013," ranking The 
Art Institute of Vancouver, BC, Canada number nine on the top 15 of the list 
for undergraduate schools.  This is The Art Institute of Vancouver's fourth 
appearance on the list. 
"It is an honor to be ranked again in the top 15 list by The Princeton 
Review," said John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes system of schools. 
 "Being ranked is an accomplishment we take very seriously as it is a 
testament to the quality of higher education our faculty and staff provide, 
the hard work  of our students, and our commitment to remaining relevant in a 
gaming industry that constantly changes.  It certainly shines a light on our 
dedication to helping students reach their educational goals." 
The Princeton Review conducted a comprehensive survey with 150 colleges in the 
United States and Canada. The survey asked approximately 50 questions 
associated with the video game design courses offered at these schools, with 
topics ranging from the quality of academics to the institutions' facilities. 
Other important factors taken into consideration by the surveyors were faculty 
credentials and career services. The company's full report on the 2013 list is 
accessible at 
Marc Aubanel, Program Coordinator for Game Art & Design at The Art Institute 
of Vancouver, has been instrumental in shaping the school's Princeton Review 
ranked gaming program.  He was previously a Vice President and Executive 
Producer at Electronic Arts Canada (EA), where he worked on such video games 
as "FIFA" and "Need for Speed Underground." "We pride ourselves in providing 
industry-relevant training where students can work on projects that have been 
internationally recognized," Mr. Aubanel said. "In an industry worth billions, 
being ranked in the top 15 video game design schools speaks volumes for our 
"We salute the schools on our 2013 list for their commitment to this 
professional field. We hope our project will guide students considering 
careers in game design to schools best for them and on to companies at which 
they can apply their creative ideas and skills for the next generation of game 
players," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP/Publisher at The 
Princeton Review, in a statement made for the press release announcing the 
study's results on March 12, 
This year, The Princeton Review partnered with PC Gamer, a monthly magazine 
published by Future US, as its reporting partner on the project. PC Gamer has 
a special feature on the list in its May issue. 
To learn more about The Art Institute of Vancouver, go to To learn more about The Art Institute of 
Vancouver's Bachelor of Science in Game Programming and Game Art & Design 
diploma programs, visit: 
For more information on The Princeton Review's rankings for the top 15 
graduate and undergraduate programs for video game design in North America, 
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