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Games and interactive media

A game design degree student at Michigan State University tries out a VR headset in a room with a tv screen showing the video game.

Interested in a game design degree?

Games and interactive media majors will develop knowledge in several areas related to games and interactivity, including the art, design and programming fundamentals of digital game development, as well as the history, social impacts and business of games.

We partner with game studios to provide an authentic, real-world experience in our coursework. Learning is project-based, resulting in a portfolio of projects that reflects a broad variety of work. Graduates with a game design degree will have a strong portfolio of games and valuable skills in communicating and collaborating in team-based projects.


Graduates with a game design degree pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that require knowledge of the art, design and programming of digital game development.

Alumni work at: 

  • Activision
  • Blizzard
  • Bungie
  • EA
  • Insomniac
  • Rockstar
  • Ubisoft

Alumni work as: 

  • Game designers and developers
  • Interactive media and multimedia designers
  • Narrative designers, character developers and technical artists
  • Game players, usability testers, technicians and coordinators
  • Platform, system and infrastructure engineers

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