Web and Social Platforms, Video Games, Interactive Experiences
Mix art, storytelling, design and technology in our Games and Interactive Media department. Home to both undergraduate and graduate programs, you can study everything from transmedia story creation to game and web design. How does technology create new authoring environments? How do game development teams work? Find out here. Students can pursue both graduate and undergraduate career paths. The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media offers two tracks: Game Design and Web and Social Platforms.
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Games and Interactive Media
Faculty and Staff
In NSCM, our people are our strength. We have faculty with diverse interests and expertise who bring the ideas of the day to life.Games and Interactive Media Faculty & Staff
Faculty in the Department of Games and Interactive Media (GaIM) pursue research and creative works related to a variety of topics that draw on their expertise in such areas as design, story, and interactive media.
To help support GaIM research and teaching, the NSCM/GaIM Maker Space opened in November 2019. It is designed for games and interactive media research, including games, mixed reality (augmented and virtual), physical computing, and web/mobile creation and research.
It is located in the Communication and Media Building on the newly-opened UCF Downtown campus. It is outfitted, among many other items, with several high-performance gaming computers (for programming and playing games), multiple VR equipment including Oculus Rift and Quest headsets, Microsoft-donated computers for use with the headsets, and eye-tracking equipment.
For more information on the Maker Space or to make a reservation, please contact Maker Space manager Jordan Lipscomb at Jordan.Lipscomb@ucf.edu.