Games can entertain, educate, explain and capture the imagination, and game design today abounds with exciting opportunities for creative innovation and applications in different fields.
Pratt Institute Associate degree programs at the School of Art will launch a two-year, fully online program Associate’s Degree in Professional Studies in Game Design and Interactive Media in the fall of 2022.
Class one of the best in the country by College Consensus, The program provides students with the key skills and knowledge needed to meet the strong demand for creative professionals in digital and analog game design. It prepares students for immediate entry into the field of work, either with an established company or as a freelance game designer. The acquired software and production skills can also be applied in medical, therapeutic, architectural, web and other contexts.
Game design opportunities have continued to expand since the in-person Game Design and Interactive Media degree program began in fall 2017. The online degree will extend the reach of the program to students beyond the physical campus. from Pratt.
“The online program is ideal for students who, for example, balance school and current employment or with family commitments, and for those who are not based in New York,” said Susan Young, president of associate degree programs. . “Students quickly mobilize to learn the skills they need, and they are immersed in Pratt’s unique creative environment as members of a community with their peers and teachers. The approach promotes collaboration, which is an important aspect of the game design industry, and also enhances learning opportunities.
The program is taught by faculty who are active professionals in the field, with experience at companies such as Marvel and HBO. Specializing in gaming from an artistic perspective, the program covers game design, production, programming, interactivity and prototyping. Students can explore the range of possibilities from screen games to board games and other analog games while learning theory and strategy, storytelling, world building, animation and motion graphics.
Learn more about the Online Associate’s Degree in Professional Studies in Game Design and Interactive Media program and How to register. Applications are due January 5, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester. All admitted students will be considered for merit scholarships.