The Games and Emerging Media program provides all students with the basics in programming, art, game design, UI/UX, game writing and storytelling, and the business of games. This ensures a solid foundation upon which to start your career.
Games and Emerging Media
School of Communication & the Arts
School of Computer Science & Mathematics
The Games Industry is fast-paced and bold. So is the Red Fox.
Marist’s Games and Emerging Media students are looking to the future – the future of media and the future of their careers. They’re ready to explore themselves and the world around them to become the best designers, writers, developers, and producers they can be. Our students do the work. All we do is provide the industry experts, inclusive curriculum, hands-on technology, and state-of-the-art facilities to make it happen.
Curriculum at a Glance
In addition to your concentrated courses, you’ll expand your academic triangle even further with unique electives including “Ethics and Gaming,” “Artificial Intelligence,” “Video Production,” and other topics designed to prepare you for an impactful career in the Games Industry.
The Technical Development and Programming students focus on the programming and software development side of game creation, taking courses like “Software Development and Analysis,” “Game Design,” and “Human Computer Interaction.”
Design, Writing, and Culture students take a customized mix of courses in writing, game design, and the social aspects of gaming. In this track, you’ll take courses like “Writing for Media,” “Online Culture,” and “Storytelling Across Media.”
Learn Interactive Game Design from Industry Professionals
In an industry as evolutionary and revolutionary as game and media design, it is essential that faculty can keep up with the change. That is why Marist’s Games and Emerging Media faculty are all actively-engaged and highly-recognized members of the Game Design industry. Our faculty take their real-time experience in the field and apply it to their classrooms, ensuring that you are one step ahead when you take your place in the industry. View all Games & Interactive Media faculty >
Dr. Fanfarelli is a professor, researcher, author, and patented inventor. His research focuses on digital badging and video games, and how these entities can integrate educational and psychological theory to enhance design.
Dr. Karen Schrier is the Founding Director of Marist's Games & Emerging Media program. Her latest book is titled Knowledge Games: How Playing Games Can Help Solve Problems, Create Insight, and Make Change.
What Can You Do With a Games Degree from Marist?
At Marist, our triangle approach to education is incredibly unique. By selecting a major, you are never pigeon-holed, and are, in fact, encouraged to expand your academic path and explore new things. This approach allows you to discover your passion, harness your talent, increase your marketability, and create a career path specific to you. For our Games and Emerging Media students, these are only a few examples of the variety of career opportunities after Marist:
+ Games Minor
= Game Therapist
+ Language Minor
= Game Linguist/Translator
+ Animation Concentration
+ Games Minor
= Game Animator
+ Business Major
+ Marketing Concentration
= Game Studio Marketing Manager
The Value of a Marist Education
At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.