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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    -- Worcester, MA 
  • 100 Institute Road
    Worcester, MA 01609
  • 508-831-4977 or 508-831-5000
  • [email protected]
  • Interactive Media and Game Development (BSc, 4 Years)
    For a position in Programming / Software Engineering

    Interactive Media and Game Development (BSc, 4 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Interactive Media and Game Development (BSc, 4 Years)
    For a position in Game Design

    Interactive Media and Game Development (MSc, 2 Years)
    For a position in Other Gaming Disciplines

  • Campus:Yes         Online: No
  • In state: 39450 US Dollars (USD) per Year
    Out of state: 39450 US Dollars (USD) per Year
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 14:1
  • WPI is a small, private university ranked about 50th among all national, doctoral universities by U.S. News & World Report and 1st for student/faculty interaction in the National Survey of Student Engagement.

    WPI offers an four-year B.S. degree in Interactive Media and Game Development (IMGD). WPI's IMGD provides an outstanding cross-disciplinary education to its undergraduates in the principles of interactive applications and computer-based game development through a variety of courses and WPI's signature project-based learning. IMGD majors receive a base education in both the technical and artistic aspects of interactive media. There is particular emphasis on programmers and artists working closely together, providing invaluable experience for their post-graduate years. As future leaders in their field, WPI's program provides students with the analytical skills to assess the social and philosophical issues which continue to arise in the wake of emerging media. Whether IMGD majors end up with careers in interactive media and game development or in more traditional areas of computer science or art and design, they will have a solid background that will be a good foundation for their careers.

    WPI also offers a Master of Science in Interactive Media and Game Development (IMGD).  The M.S. in IMGD is structured for those interested in the design of immersive, interactive environments. The intended audience includes college graduates looking for continued education in interactive media, game-industry professionals looking to assume leadership roles, professionals from other fields retooling for the game industry, and those seeking scholarship in interactive media. Graduate students in IMGD: 1) take core courses that provide a base of knowledge relevant to the design of interactive media; 2) select courses from Technical, Serious Games, or Management Focus areas that enable tailoring the degree to suit interests and career goals; and 3) design, develop, and evaluate a substantial group project and/or undertake a thesis with novel scholarship as a capstone experience.  Graduates with an IMGD graduate degree will be qualified to pursue a diverse range of careers in the interactive media, computer games, or related industries, becoming producers, designers, academics, or project leaders in specific subfields such as technology, art, or design.