Student Talent On Display
At the heart of the Interactive Media and Game Development (IMGD) program are its students—deeply talented, eager to learn, and passionate about all aspects of interactive media and games. You can see it in the unique projects they each work on here—a combination of art, technology, and design—to create individual portfolios that are a proven asset when pursuing a career in this field. We invite you to view IMGD student portfolios to learn about our students and their diverse creations.
We are one of the world’s oldest degree programs in interactive media and game development (IMGD), boasting over 1,250 graduates from our program since 2006. We build our students into hybrid thinkers, exposing them to every aspect of the IMGD process, including programming, design, content creation (art, animation, writing, audio), testing, and management. Offering professional support, extracurricular opportunities, and over 80 IMGD-related courses taught by twenty-one dedicated IMGD faculty, our program provides students with a hands-on, team-oriented, and project-based experience that prepares them for the industry.
Students are supported in following their ideas and making their own games. And by the way—students own 100% of the IP they develop at WPI!
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Life as an IMGD Student
As a student of IMGD, you’ll be part of an inclusive and supportive community of students and faculty. WPI hosts two active game development clubs: the International Game Developer’s Association (IGDA) and Diversity in Games (DiG). From sponsoring industry professional Q&A sessions and local game development events to student workshops and game jams, our IMGD community helps students grow beyond what a traditional classroom can offer.
Start Your Own Studio
As part of WPI’s IMGD program, you’ll have the opportunity to work with your IMGD peers both in and out of the classroom. We’re proud to have a number of independent student-run game development teams on campus, which have showcased their games at various local conventions and festivals, including PAX East and the Boston Festival of Indie Games. This is all made possible in part by the equipment, labs, and licenses that our department gives students access to, including VR and AR equipment, 3D printers, green screens, and more!