At WPI, we know that students learn best when they apply their knowledge by making, building, designing, creating, and otherwise putting their hands and minds to work. Projects are a core component of coursework, and they are usually done in teams, often at one of our many off-campus project center locations.
Our Global Projects Program immerses students in communities as close as our home city of Worcester and at more than 40 other locations worldwide. Students work in teams with a faculty advisor and are accountable to a project sponsor on a specific problem that connects science or technology with social issues and human needs.
As an Interactive Media & Game Development major, you’ll complete a variety of projects in your courses, from designing short computer animations to creating new board games. Past team projects have addressed societal problems, such as helping the visually impaired by using audio cues or engaging elementary students in learning how to spell through an iPad game. Through a culminating project you’ll apply your skills to solve a problem likely to be encountered at the professional level, work that generally results in substantive portfolio materials.