36 months
1866 USD/credit 33588 USD/year
1866 USD/credit 33588 USD/year
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Games and Interactive Media from American University Washington DC will help you create bridges and make change through the power of active engagement through games. 


At Games and Interactive Media from American University Washington DC students will learn to tailor play design to meet specific goals in player impact, focusing on both theory and practice. The program stretches the students' capacities as designers, developers and administrators and prepares them to take on a variety of creative leadership and instructional roles.


Students who graduate from the program will be poised for a variety of roles in the creative economy, including instruction and creative leadership. Whether your passion is digital game design, physical computing, virtual reality, analog games, new media art or something else, our MFA lets you develop the skills to create great games.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Web Portfolio 
  • Dynamic Content 
  • Topics in Mass Media 
  • Political Communication 
  • Strategic Communication Leadership and Management 
  • Web and Mobile Development 
  • Motion Graphics and Effects 
  • Communication Theory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

SOC operates on a rolling admissions basis for Masters programs.


54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
  • Admission to the program requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with at least a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) grade point average in last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. 
  • The Graduate Record General Examination (GRE) is required, but may be waived by the division director

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    33588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 36 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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