As one of the nation’s first gaming programs, WPI’s top-ranked bachelor of arts in Interactive Media & Game Development (IMGD) will provide you with invaluable experience and insight into the world of games and their creation. Because our students come with a passion to create, we support them by offering concentrations in animation, 3-D sculpting, technical artistry, design, and writing.

Our close-knit program is made up of faculty and students who are passionate about reinventing old forms of media while also creating new ones, from video games and virtual environments to interactive fiction, art installations, and tabletop games.

During your time at WPI—starting when you first set foot on campus—you’ll gain all the tools, knowledge, and skills needed to create art that you’re proud of, and that will help shape change in both entertainment and society.

Test-Optional Admissions

WPI does not require SAT or ACT scores to be submitted with your application. But if you have an impressive portfolio or a game demo with jaw-dropping graphics, we want to see that instead. Learn more…

IMGD

Curriculum

As part of WPI’s IMGD program, you’ll receive a solid foundation in gaming theory and practice, and have the chance to focus in on different aspects of games, ranging from art and writing to design and technology.

Whether you choose to focus on the artistic or technical aspects of game development, you’ll gain a broad understanding of both, as well as a solid foundation in computer science, mathematics, art, science, and music. Rigorous courses and project work will set you up for continued future success in game development and interactive media.

Available Concentrations

Project-based Learning

Through project-based learning, students take the hypothetical and make it real, using skills and concepts learned in the classroom and applying them to real problems, leading to real experience and impact. In addition to projects you’ll complete as part of your courses, you might also work find yourself building game prototypes, create interactive art exhibits, or developing a learning game to teach users how to write in Japanese.

More Value

Whether it’s real-world work experience through a co-op or internshipearning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four or five years through the BS/MS program, or integrating your coursework with your extracurricular interests through Major and a Mission, there are many ways you can make the most out of your time at WPI.