From all accounts, New York University is a big, big college. So the fact they're about to start offering game design degrees is (kind of) a big, big deal!
To commence next fall, NYU will be offering "long-term undergraduate and graduate degrees in the research, design and development of digital games". Sorry board game fans. That's digital only.
Don't go flooding the college's phone lines with enquiries just yet, though, as NYU are taking baby steps with this one. Only 10-12 students will be offered positions next year, with plans to establish a two-year masters course the year after.
NYU Launching Videogame Degree Next Fall [Shacknews]