Within our curriculum, IMGD students will have the opportunity to craft immersive interactive pieces for their portfolios. Between IMGD course projects, junior capstone (IQP), and senior capstone (MQP), we give our students the project experience that they need to succeed in the industry.
Looking to register for your MQP or IQP? Follow the Registrar's guidelines.
Major Qualifying Project (MQP)
As part of WPI’s project-based learning model, every undergraduate completes a Major Qualifying Project (MQP), a culminating experience that enables students to synthesize their learning and tackle real-world problems in their fields of study. For students of IMGD, the MQP is an opportunity to showcase their talents and add another impressive piece to their portfolios. Many students build game prototypes, while others create interactive art exhibits, game development tools, and other forms of media.
But most importantly, we want your MQP to be something that you’re passionate about! Got an awesome idea for that game you’ve always wanted to make? Present your idea at our IMGD MQP Pitch Event and make it a reality! Interested in traveling abroad? Complete your MQP at one of our project centers in Osaka or Kyoto, Japan or with our international partners from New Zealand and Australia. Want to get a head start on your career? Consider completing your MQP under the guidance of one of our many student sponsors, such as Disney International and eBay, and your MQP might just turn into a job offer! With IMGD, you have the flexibility to do what YOU want for your MQP.
Featured IMGD MQPs
Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP)
WPI undergraduates put their problem-solving skills to the test during their third-year Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP). Students work on teams to solve problems at the intersection of science, technology, and society on-campus, in local communities, and even across the globe, from designing bicycle paths in WPI’s hometown to launching a mentoring program in Morocco and creating interactive guides for a museum in London.
As an IMGD student, your IQP doesn’t have to be IMGD-related, but our IMGD faculty are proud to advise a number of these projects both on-campus and abroad for those students who do want their IQP to be grounded in IMGD.
Featured IMGD IQPs
In addition to their MQP and IQP, IMGD undergraduate students work on a variety of projects in their other courses to build portfolios that showcase their unique work—whether their focus is in animation, game design, or programming—as well as their contributions to student development teams. Consider signing up for one of the team-based courses featured below, and add a shiny new game project to your portfolio!