Game Design and Interactive Media, BA
The Game Design and Interactive Media major is a shared program between the College of Creative Arts and Reed College of Media, giving you access to the best classes, faculty and resources from both colleges. You will learn the principles of art and design, audio design and interactive coding at the College of Creative Arts and learn interactive storytelling, media theory and game design through courses in the College of Media.
Students take both lecture and skills-based courses with ample hands-on opportunities in technology and design thinking relevant to digital, interactive platforms, like video games and narrative web experiences. Coursework will also expose students to the history, guiding principles, ethics, diversity and cultural issues related to design, technology and interactive media.
Students hone their creative and analytical skills through real world projects including publishing their original video games through MonRiverGames, the program’s non-profit game publishing studio. Graduates learn how to grow with the ever-evolving industry, and leave the program prepared for a career as a game developer, digital content producer, visual designer, project manager, interactive storyteller, media communicator or animator.
The College of Creative Arts and Reed College of Media will merge to form a new college in 2024.