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Rider University Bachelor of Arts in Games and Interactive Media Design
Rider University

Bachelor of Arts in Games and Interactive Media Design

Lawrence Township, USA

4 Years


Full time

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USD 37,700 / per year **


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Students will learn to analyze, conceptualize and create video games and related components, such as animation, audio, non-linear stories, software interfaces, and user experience. All students complete courses in media theory, basic computer coding languages, visual art and design, and general education courses. They will choose an emphasis on visual design, audio design, narrative design, or a combination of the three. Culminating in a multi-disciplinary, year-long project, the degree will equip students with the skills, theoretical framework, and experience necessary to enter the gaming industry or pursue work in the related interactive media fields.

Work for play

Put theory to practice, starting in your freshman year, using our industry-standard software and design suites in our new, state-of-the-art game design labs. Then, bring your vision to the marketplace as Rider’s central Jersey location offers unparalleled access to internships in New York City and Philadelphia — two thriving centers of established and start-up gaming companies.

Transferable skills:

  • Adaptability
  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Time management
  • Storytelling



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