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Major in Interactive Media: Game Design & Development (B.A.)

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Turn your passion for gaming into an exciting career.

You may have started gaming for the fun of it — to compete in ways that you can’t in the real world, to make new friends, and to explore crazy, new, virtual worlds. But video games are not just for entertainment. The same technology and design process that goes into making games is found in simulations used for education and training, and the apps people use for crypto currency, global translation, drone-assisted rescue missions, and self-driving vehicles.

The Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media: Game Design and Development — with tracks in 3D Art, 2D Art, Audio, Programming, Production, Writing, UI/UX, or Design Your Own — is a groundbreaking, nationally ranked interactive media and game design program that will allow you to pursue your passion for games while preparing you for a career in the $160 billion interactive media and gaming industry.

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Why Interactive Media/Game Design & Development at Clark?

  • Our game design program is currently ranked as the No. 3 school for game design in the world by The Princeton Review. U.S. News and World Report has called our program “a destination for game designers.” We are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
  • The rich curriculum and the strengths of a Clark education, which is interwoven around humanism and social justice, provide fertile ground for you and your peers to build games that make the world a better place.
  • You will benefit from studio experiences and industry/education partnerships that drive entrepreneurship, academic collaboration, and economic improvement across the digital and video game industries.
  • As part of our 4+1 program, you may choose to continue your studies for a fifth year, obtaining an MFA in addition to your B.A.
  • Our team of stellar faculty and successful graduates are connected to industry leaders and employers, creating pipelines for landing internships and careers.
  • You will gain access to state-of-the art labs and industry-standard software.


Our Curriculum

Study Interactive Media,
With a Foundation in Liberal Arts

Our curriculum includes 32 total units of study over four years. It begins with courses in the liberal arts during your first year and continuing all four years. Game courses start in your sophomore year and continue until graduation. If you choose, you can pursue internships or study abroad during the last two years.

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Careers and Internships

For students in interactive media, internship and career opportunities are ever-expanding. Strong consumer demand for video games and other interactive media in most sectors creates robust career opportunities not only in what is traditionally referred to as game design, but also in the related areas of data translation and user experience.

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