Minor in Interactive Media & Game Development


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.

Value Proposition Description

As a student in our interdisciplinary program, you will develop a solid base in IMDG 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.


The Interactive Media and Game Development (IMGD) minor consists of six courses, including two foundational courses, three additional courses, and a capstone course covering advanced topics and applications. You may design the minor to explore a variety of IMGD topics and applications or to focus on a specific area of interest, such as one of the following:

  • visual art
  • creative writing
  • game design
  • animation
  • audio arts
  • technical development
  • games studies
  • social impact of games

Application Process

If you are interested in this minor, inquire at the Interactive Media & Game Development office to find a minor advisor. Once you are ready to declare your minor, you must fill out a Minor Declaration form through the Office of the Registrar and IMGD Minor Approval Form through the department.