Game and Interactive Media Design major is a program that focuses on the design, development, and programming of interactive media entertainment, including computer and video games, virtual environments, Internet applications, and other interactive media.
Includes instruction in theory of games, turn-based games, real-time games, visual and interactive design, story development, animation, simulation, and programming.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Game and Interactive Media Design Major?
With a degree in this major, the career options span across many areas and industries. Marketing, graphic design, advertising, programming, and web development. Examples of some job titles include (but are not limited to) animator, video architect, digital advertising specialist, user interface design specialist, concept artist, and user experience specialist.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Game and Interactive Media Design Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
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