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WPI Interactive Media & Game Development (IMGD) Undergraduate Admissions Information for Fall'20



Jennifer deWinter,
HUA/IMGD Professor and IMGD Program Director 

Closer Look Video Presentation for Accepted Students with Interest in Interactive Media & Game Development

Thank you for considering IMGD. We have provided a longer version of a talk that we give every year to a live audience to anticipate questions that you might have. We realize that it’s long, and we invite you to listen to the whole presentation that gives an overview of the whole program. We have also provided timestamps below to help you navigate quickly to the sections that are pertinent to you.

  • Student presentations with student examples - 2:54
  • Overview of IMGD - 10:04
  • Technical Game Development (IMGD Tech) - 15:40
  • Artistic Game Development (IMGD Art) - 28:04
  • Writing and Music concentrations - 46:46
  • Employment and Alumni profiles - 57:06

More Exciting Videos from Faculty and Students!

IMGD Projects in the Media

     Rendered Reality interviewed IMGD students at PAX East 2020 about their virtual reality game, Shotoku's Defense. 

     Worcester News Tonight interviewed IMGD graduate student, Karen Royer.  

  • The Dark Side of Gamifying Work

    In an article by Fast Company, Jennifer deWinter, associate professor of rhetoric and director of IMGD, comments on how, during the history and development of video games, companies targeted white, adolescent teenaged boys as their prime consumer group. 

  • WPI professor turns class into interactive game

    The Telegram & Gazette profiled IMGD Professor Lee Sheldon’s unique approach to teaching in the article. Sheldon runs this class as a game, rather than a traditional lecture. 


    Brian Moriarty, IMGD professor of practice in game design, is quoted in this The New Yorker article. 

Additional Information 

WPI IMGD Related Undergraduate Programs

WPI IMGD Admissions Student Assistants

In addition to many WPI Accepted Students Virtual Options, the following IMGD students have volunteered to answer questions via email or video chat. Please reach out to them with questions.

Faculty in the News


Based on the research of Joshua Rosenstock, associate professor of Interactive Media and Game Development and Humanities & Arts, it turns out that the chemical processes of fermentation can be used to create spontaneous tunes. Rosenstock has built multiple art exhibits called Fermentophone to showcase how fermentation can make music.


Gillian Smith, assistant professor of computer science at WPI, is combining two of her passions—gaming and crafts. It might sound like an odd combination, but it’s one that is expanding her view of both fields and helping her entwine the real and the virtual worlds.


Lots of movies have been filmed in and around Worcester, but associate professor of Interactive Media & Game Development Ed Gutierrez is bringing some Hollywood magic of his own to the city simply by sharing his expertise with WPI students.