Employers need people who can see beyond the
ordinary and who have the skills to launch new ideas.
Your education at USV can equip you with the skill
sets that employers are seeking. Ready to get started?

It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About Your Career Path Beyond College.

Immersive, collaborative and designed to unlock your creativity—USV has been helping students turn their passions into their professions for over 130 years. 

Today, it’s your turn. Our programs are designed to sharpen your skills and prepare you for a future in the modern, innovation-driven economy of Silicon Valley and beyond.

Fill out the form now to learn how a USV education can give you a competitive edge for starting your career.

Degrees and careers

As demand for skilled workers is booming, not surprisingly, so are salaries.

The ever-increasing influence of Silicon Valley is spilling over into the hottest job titles in the economy.* Take a look at these sample career options that a degree from USV can potentially open up to you.

Bachelor of Business Administration

Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

A business analyst conducts organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures and prepares operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively.


Bachelor of Art
in Digital Art & Animation

Digital Art & Animation

A character animator in traditional, 3D or stop motion is concerned with the performance onscreen. An understanding of timing, acting and movement is essential to bringing characters to life.

Bachelor of Science
in Computer Science

Computer Science & Engineering

Play a key role in creating, maintaining and implementing the source code to develop mobile apps and programs using various computer programming languages.


Bachelor of Science
in Digital Audio Technology

Audio & Music Technology

Work with the technical aspects of sound recording, mixing, and reproduction. This role often assists producers and musicians in attaining the sound they are hoping to achieve.


Bachelor of Art
in Game Art

Game Design & Development

Utilizing several artistic techniques, as well as finely-honed technical skills, video game designers plan the stories, create the graphics, test the game to work out any bugs, and help to produce the final product.


Bachelor of Science
in Game Engineering


Game programmers bring the vision of the game to life. The programmer decides which programming language will work best for a given game and for particular aspects within the game.


Some Companies Our Alumni Have Worked at Include:

*Sudarshan Sampath (2018, Dec 11). Economic Trends: Reflections on 2018, Predictions For 2019. Retrieved from:


USV ranked among the best.


The 2019 edition of U.S. News’ Best Colleges ranks USV 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 faculty.

Since 2016, The Princeton Review has included USV on its annual ranking list for the best undergraduate programs for students to study—and launch a career in—game design. In 2018, USV's B.A. in Digital Art & Animation program was ranked No. 13 in the country by Animation Career Review.

The USV Contrast

We believe USV's unique location and culture creates one of the best environments for learning and working in the fields of creative technology.

Silicon Valley Connected

Silicon Valley Connected

Our  location provides the opportunity to host visits, critiques and workshops by world class artists, designers and engineers from some of the world's most recognizable and creative brands.
Expert Faculty

Silicon Valley Connected

Our faculty are actual working professionals who maintain careers on the leading edge of the industry. They challenge their students to reach their full potential by promoting creativity and collaboration.
Time & Attention

Time & Attention

Because our class sizes average under 14 students per teacher, you’ll find they actually have the time to mentor you—we believe this is the best way to approach education as you prepare for your career.

Financial Aid, Scholarships And Tuition Lock

We know you're seeking the best possible education, and we understand the costs involved are always a consideration. We're here to help you get the answers to all of your questions.

Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need and do not have to be paid back. You can visit our financial aid page for the types of grants that may be available to you below.

Scholarships are funds awarded on the basis of certain factors, such as academic merit or financial need. We will be glad to help you navigate the scholarship process.

The USV Tuition Lock guarantees the same tuition rate from start through graduation for students who take a minimum of 12 credits per trimester and maintain continuous enrollment.

Home, Sweet Luxury Home

USV's quality student housing options provide extraordinary comfort and a connected community.

It's not only what you study, but where you live as you pursue your studies. A safe, supportive and inclusive living/learning experience is the priority of USV's housing program. Featuring modern apartments with all the amenities you'd expect and more, USV's housing facilities are well within walking distance of campus. Many of our student residents say the stronger sense of community and connection is what makes the experience so valuable to them.

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We believe in an education that directly correlates with the work you’ll be doing after you graduate.
University of Silicon Valley can help you develop the technical and creative talent required to launch your career.