Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media with a concentration in Game Design

Program Format
Boston Residency Requirement|
Entry Terms
Fall: September 16, 2019, and October 28, 2019
Winter: January 6, 2020, and February 18, 2020

Credits Required for Graduation
49 Quarter Hours


The Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media program provides state-of-the-art digital media courses in moving image, information design, and narrative structure—elements that are critical to producing and developing content-rich and interactive experiences as part of a game design career. New innovations, breakthrough technologies, and changing consumer habits are redefining the media landscape—fueling demand for media professionals who can apply the latest tools and techniques to create compelling digital content.

The MPS in Digital Media with a concentration in Game Design is ideal for individuals with backgrounds in software, marketing, communications, gaming, video production, animation, design, or programming who want to expand their skill set to include narrative, visual, and interactive design and programming.

Program Objectives

  • Improve your understanding of visual language concepts and systems
  • Examine the fundamentals of multimedia programming
  • Study character and story development across a variety of digital media
  • Explore the basics of sound design
  • Evaluate the concepts of sequencing, transformation, and motion through time and space
  • Become more familiar with video, 2-D, and other noncomputer-based animation, motion graphics, and sound design techniques

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Certificate Information

If now is not the right time for you to enroll in a Northeastern University–Seattle master’s degree program, but you know that advanced study will enhance your skills and career potential, consider our graduate certificate programs:

Game Design Graduate Certificate