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University of Silicon Valley:
One of California's top Game Design Schools

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A fierce green dragon bursting out of 3D modeling software.

Make Something Epic.

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Welcome to the University of Silicon Valley (USV)! With real-world education, industry mentors, and a cool community vibe, we’ll turn your gaming, audio, and animation passions into life-changing opportunities. 

Our hands-on approach keeps you ahead of the game as you rock industry trends and build portfolios that make employers go, “Wow!” Let’s make your future as impressive as it gets!

Google Our Alumni…

You might find some working there.

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Real World Project Studios™

Do Real Work Before Getting a Real Job

EXPLORE OUR GAMING, AUDIO, ANIMATION PROGRAMS, AND MORE

May the Course be with You.

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Digital Art &
Animation

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Game Design &
Development

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Audio & Music
Technology

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Computer
Science

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Business
Entrepreneurship
& Innovation

Learn more about careers in Game Development, Audio Technology & Digital Animation.

Your Boring Future Has Died of Dysentery.

Ready to level up with top-notch training in gaming, audio, and animation? Embrace the excellence of USV, where you’ll find hands-on education, industry professionals, and an incredible community. Fill out this form now and let’s shape a future filled with unrivaled skills and endless possibilities! 

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Bring
Your
E-game.

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Discover the USV Edge

Gaming School A STONE’S THROW FROM TECH PROS

Our curriculum evolves faster than a shape-shifting robot, preparing you for success in the ever-changing world of tech.

REAL WORLD LEARNING. FOR REELS.

Unlock the ultimate power-up: collaborate across majors, team up with industry pros, and build a jaw-dropping portfolio that’ll make employers go wild!

BE MENTORED, YOU WILL

As a private college, our smaller classes bring a personal touch to learning. Our faculty is like the ultimate support squad, providing mentorship to unlock your full potential.

GRADUATE FASTER THAN A SPEEDRUN

Say goodbye to the “slow and steady” approach! Our innovative program structure is like a warp zone, helping full-time students finish faster, save moolah, and graduate as real-world rockstars.

Our Profs Are Players

Our faculty are not just pros, they’re real-life superheroes sharing the hottest techniques and practices used by industry legends. Let the power of knowledge guide your epic journey!

MORE THAN 135 YEARS OF CELEBRATING NERD-DOM

With deep roots since 1887, our collaboration with Silicon Valley’s finest catapults you into a tech legend-in-the-making. Picture our Advisory Boards as a squad of industry legends, dishing out mind-blowing internships, cutting-edge course content, and guest lecturers who’ll leave you starstruck.

Team-Based Multi-Player Culture.

Upcoming & Recent Events

Side Quests for Extra XP

Check out our upcoming town halls, social events, workshops, showcases, and much more! Some events are open to the public, but others are for USV students only. 

Award-Winning

And Regionally Accredited

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Award for Regional Colleges West, 2022-2023.

The 2022 edition of U.S. News’ Best Colleges ranks University of Silicon Valley in the top 25 for the Western Region of the country. The ranking measures academic quality based on indicators of excellence such as first-year student retention, graduation rates and the strength of the school’s faculty. USV was once again ranked as a “Best University” in 2022.

For the 8th year in a row, the Princeton Review ranks University of Silicon Valley in the top 25 schools on their list of Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design. “The schools that made our lists this year have stellar programs for aspiring game designers and developers,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief.

The University of Silicon Valley is an Authorized Training Provider (ATP) for the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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University of Silicon Valley is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 1001 Marina Village Parkway Suite 402 Alameda, CA 94501, (510)748-9001. www.wscuc.org. WSCUC is an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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