• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Are you interested in games? Are you interested in creating, designing, and learning about cutting-edge media, such as apps, mobile technology, virtual reality, and online games? Then the Games and Emerging Media programme from Marist College is the right choice for you!
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The Bachelor of Science in Games and Emerging Media from Marist College is a new interdisciplinary program. The program provides all majors with a foundation in programming, art, game design, UI/UX, game writing/storytelling, and the business of games. In addition, students have the opportunity to take courses in the ethics of games, online culture, storytelling across media, artificial intelligence, and other relevant topics. Students also participate in a game studio course, which is set up like a mock game studio. Students are also required to take a capstone course, which helps them establish a portfolio of games and media work.

Students in the program have the opportunity to concentrate in either :

  • Technical Development and Programming
  • Design, Writing, and Culture 

The Technical Development and Programming students focus on the programming and software development side of game creation, while the Design, Writing, and Culture students take a customized mix of courses in writing, game design, and social aspects of gaming, depending on one's interests.

Students can also minor in Games and Emerging Media.

In addition, students can participate in the Play Innovation Lab, where they have the opportunity to design and research games, as well as help organize and participate in games-related events.

The core faculty of the Games and Emerging Media Program is drawn from the Computing Technology Department in the School of Computer Science and Mathematics, as well as from the Media Arts Department in the School of Communication and the Arts.


In the Marist Games and Emerging Media Program, we prepare you for careers in:

  • Game development/programming
  • Game design
  • Game art and animation
  • User experience design
  • Software development
  • Game writing
  • Game/media production
  • & More!

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
      • Early Action: November 15th
      • Early Decision 2: February 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Capping 
  • Software Development 
  • Software System & Analysis 
  • Game Design & Programming 
  • Digital Toolbox
  • Business of Games

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print), Common Application, or Coalition Application. 

  • Secondary school transcript(s)

  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher

  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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