Student using tablet to create video gameGet in the game! SUNY Poly’s new B.S. in Interactive Media & Game Design.

If you enjoy playing video games, you’re not alone. Interactive entertainment and video games are a multi-billion-dollar a year industry. Take your interest a step further by learning the set of principles, concepts, and practices behind the fun with a bachelor’s degree in Interactive Media & Game Design (IMGD).


B.S. Program Overview

The IMGD program focuses on the design, development, and business of interactive media with opportunities to create interactive content and entertainment, and the chance to join and participate in media’s largest, fastest growing, industry. Students will learn by doing their first-year; designing games and working with industry-standard software and design suites.

Students will take courses in areas like gamification, machinima, and a progression of studio design courses. Students will also choose to concentrate in one of three areas:

  • Software Development and Interaction Design
  • Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Art and Asset Production



Graduates of the IMGD program can look forward to careers as lead designers, concept artists, script writers, and project managers. Other job titles include:

  • Academic Researcher
  • Game Designer
  • Game Producer
  • Game Programmer
  • Game Software Engineering
  • Game Tester
  • Game User Experience Researcher
  • Gamification Consultant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Interactive Media User Research
  • Usability Engineer
  • User Experience Designer


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   Student helps another student with his video game project   Student works on her video grame project in the lab