Game & Interactive Design

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student wearing goggles
animated blue background heavy skies
game showing a computer screen
animated goats on a screen
red screen
animated wind turbines
The game & interactive design program offers a hands-on, studio-based approach to design, programming, and storytelling.
Tammy Brackett, Chair, DMA
Program Advantages: 

Graduates of the game & interactive design Bachelor of Science program will possess the skills and technical knowledge base necessary to be proficient and capable in both the design and development of interactive media. They will be well prepared for entry-level positions in the fields of experience (UX) design, application design, web design, data visualization, and interactive entertainment. The program's strength is in the versatility and flexibility of the graduating student, allowing employment opportunities to expand well beyond a singular field of design.

Incoming students are required to purchase a laptop and Adobe Creative Cloud software.

We recommend the following laptop (or comparable)

OMEN Laptop – 15t (SKU:6CM24AV_1)

  • Intel® Core™ i7 9750H (2.6 GHz, up to 4.5 GHz, 12 MB cache, 6 Cores)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
  • 15.6" diagonal FHD 144 Hz IPS anti-glare micro-edge WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
  • 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA; 128 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
  • 32 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (2x16GB)
Professional Outlook: 

Occupational Opportunities

  • Game design
  • UX (user experience design)
  • Interactive entertainment
  • Application design
  • Data visualization
  • Web design
Contact: 
Jeremy Speed Schwartz, Program Coordinator
607-587-4682
Pioneer Quotes: 
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Digital Media & Animation
Department