Pairing business, technology and creativity, our students come to the heart of Silicon Valley to deepen and grow their passions. The result? A skilled and dynamic community with a social life that is surprisingly robust.
Immersive, collaborative and designed to unlock your creativity—for over 130 years USV has been helping people turn their passion into their professions. Today, it’s your turn. Explore our program offerings to help you develop the skills you need for the job you’ll love.
Dr. Adam Ruch
PhD in Media and Communications
BA (Honours) in Digital Cultures
University of Sydney
The Department of Arts and Sciences is led by Dr. Adam Ruch, who holds a PhD in Media and Communications. His research focuses on videogames as art, media, and culture. He has published works in scholarly journals such as Games and Culture and Game Studies, as well as mainstream media outlets such as Kotaku and PC PowerPlay. Dr. Ruch has worked as a teacher and administrator in higher education since 2009, and joined USV in 2019 after relocating from Sydney, Australia.