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Interactive Media and Game Development

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Master On Campus
36 months
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28980 USD/year
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About

The Interactive Media and Game Design program of Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers a terminal degree through WPI’s renowned Interactive Media and Game Development program where our academic approach, resources, and connections will refine your artistic practice and innovate using new creative technologies with WPI’s new MFA in IMGD.

Overview

Key Features

This art- and studio-based master’s program gives students space, time, and resources to develop their creative practice. As a terminal degree, the three-year Interactive Media and Game Development program of Worcester Polytechnic Institute helps to become independent artists and establish their creative voice. Integrated into the degree are career-development opportunities including training in teaching methods and networking with industry and academic leaders through a regular colloquium.

Professionals who hold an MFA in interactive media & game development have a focus that’s expanded above game design MFA concepts and are prepared for tenure-track academic roles, teaching positions, and also for careers the wide variety of industries that rely upon professional design sensibilities including corporate and cultural organizations, experience-based product corporations, or full-body immersive game experiences. WPI is an institutional partner with the Worcester Art Museum and the Worcester Center for Crafts, and has extensive connections with established industry organizations and startups.

Global Industries and economies rely on professional design sensibilities. WPI’s new master of fine arts in interactive media & game development is focused on filling that industry need and preparing students for myriad design opportunities and careers.

Programme Structure

Courses are studio-based, classroom-based, and career-focused. A final project requires students to show a game in a public setting—a full portfolio is required for degree completion. The range of skills required for the final project is broad and based on the chosen project. Potential IMGD MFA projects could range from digital games to interactive theatre, so each academic plan is customized to the student.

Requirements for the MFA in interactive media & game development:
  • Design studio (12 credits)
  • Core courses (21 credits)
  • Professionalization (6 credits)
  • Elective courses (3 credits)
  • Project (9 credits)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Portfolio

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

90 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
150 (verbal)
165 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities
  • Application fee of $70
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your qualifications for pursuing graduate study are required
  • GRE: Recommended for all applicants. There are no minimum GRE scores, but the average for admitted students is typically 150 verbal, 165 quantitative, and 3.0 analytical
  • Statement of purpose
  • TOEFL / IELTS scores
  • Portfolio
  • Artist/Designer/Writer’s Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28980 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    28980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28980 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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