WPI’s pioneering, top-ranked Interactive Media & Game Development (IMGD) bachelor’s degree will both stretch and focus your talents as you explore the technical and artistic aspects of game development.
In our close-knit Interactive Media & Game Development bachelor’s degree program, faculty and students alike share a passion for finding new ways of looking at traditional media in order to create new media. Beginning on your first days on campus, you’ll be making things!—pushing boundaries and creating things that matter to you. Our students make games, interactive fiction, art installations, collaborative performances, or virtual environments.
IMGD Degree Breakdown
Media industries are fast-paced, entrepreneurial businesses, where innovation and collaboration drive success. WPI’s comprehensive IMGD program gives students the critical thinking skills that employers seek, and our well-connected faculty provide an insider’s perspective. Check out our Career Development Center’s Factbook, updated annually, to see what our IMGD graduates are doing and what their salaries are.
Start your career as an IMGD professional...
Game Developer • Software Engineer • Graphics Programmer • Web Developer • AI Programmer
Environmental Artist • 3D Animator • Texture Artist • Art Director • User Interface Artist
Level Designer • Script Writer • QA Analyst • Sound Designer • Composer
...and get hired by the best!
Riot Games • Activision Blizzard • Bose • Bethesda • Rockstar Games • Harmonix • Dejobaan Games • Owlchemy Labs
IMGD Undergraduate Courses
Our technical development courses help students learn everything from engine building and data analysis to artificial intelligence and procedural content generation.
2D Art & Animation
Our 2D art and animation courses help students learn everything from concept illustration and storyboarding to traditional and digital animation practices.
3D Art & Animation
Our 3D art and animation courses help students learn everything from digital sculpting and polymodeling to lighting and texture mapping.
Our technical art courses help students learn everything from rigging and mesh optimization to motion capture and pipeline management.
Our design courses help students learn everything from game engine scripting and iterative playtesting to digital prototyping and documentation.
Our IMGD writing courses help students learn everything from nonlinear and interactive narratives to character development and scriptwriting.
Our interactive media courses help students learn everything from UI and UX design to history and future trends of interactive media.
Our game studies courses help students learn everything from the game development process to the philosophy and ethics of games.
Interested in an IMGD Minor?
WPI’s minor in Interactive Media and Game Development (IMGD) enables students to explore their interests in gaming and push the boundaries of new forms of media.
As a student in our interdisciplinary program, you will develop a solid base in IMGD theory, tools, and techniques, and hone in on an area of interest, from animation to audio arts. Throughout your course of study you will also have many opportunities to apply your knowledge to hands-on applications: create a digital painting, write a game narrative, design a piece of interactive art for public display, and more.