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Interactive Media Design, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, MA,
 The video game industry represents $93 billion in worldwide sales, and expects to reach $111 billion by 2015; surpassing previous projections. This rapid growth has created a high demand for well-trained interactive media designers, who create visual graphics that allow user participation on a variety of electronic media—websites, games, cell phone applications, and more. 

About

  • Modern video games have also transitioned beyond entertainment into a wide array of other intersecting industries, leading to employment at companies developing health care, education, and training software.
  • In addition, Becker College is home to the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI), a statewide institute representing a strong partnership between the digital games industry, academia, and the public sector. Massachusetts represents the fourth largest video game industry cluster in the U.S., which presents tremendous employment opportunities for Becker College graduates. Community internships for Becker College video game development students provide valuable portfolio experience. To date, Becker College student-created games are in use by the UMass Medical School-City of Worcester Mobile Safety Street Bus, Old Sturbridge Village, the Danforth Museum, and others.
  • Students choose from four interactive media design program concentrations: game arts, game development and programming game production and management or game design. Game development and programming focuses on the technical aspects of game development, while the game design concentration focuses on the scheme of the project. Students use the most industry-current technology, including a high-performance computer lab, a six-camera video motion capture system, a full range of 3D design software, and more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Couses include:

  • Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm
  • The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Raster and Vector for Games
  • History of Game Development
  • Introduction to Game Design
  • College Algebra
  • Digital 3D Modeling
  • Principles of Drawing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

 To be considered for admission, applicants should have an earned GPA of 2.0 or better in a college preparatory curriculum (2.5 minimum GPA for consideration for nursing, vet tech, vet science, pre-vet, and equine studies applicants). Complete application packages should include:

  • A completed application submitted online or via hardcopy.
  • An official copy of the secondary school transcript sent directly to Becker College. Students who have received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) must forward an official score report. Freshman admission is contingent upon the applicant’s graduation from high school or successful completion of the GED. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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