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Games are enmeshed in social meaning, serving as vehicles of expression for both the player and the designer. Playing a meaningful game fires the imagination like nothing else and can open your mind to limitless possibilities.
Collage of three different video game screenshots by Gane Design students. They are laid side by side and have three distinct styles.
Type
Undergraduate, AOS
Credits
66
Duration
4 Semesters
Courses
Plan of Study
School and Department
School of Art,
Associate Degrees
Collage of different spaces where the students in the Game Design and Interactive media program will work in.

Game Design at Pratt

Facade of the building where classes for the Game Design and Interactive Media program take place

As a Game Design and Interactive Media student in the Associate Degree Department, you will be immersed in studio courses from day one. Our intensive programs deliver the same number and level of design courses as a BFA program in half the time by eliminating gen-ed courses. This allows us to give students a complete design education as quickly and efficiently as possible. You will begin with foundational art and design courses that set the basis for advanced courses in collaboration, production, worldbuilding, motion graphics and more.

The Experience

A videogame concept piece for a young character with cybernetic enhancements. He stands valiantly, facing the viewer.
Work by Brandon LeCadre, AOS Game Design and Interactive Media ‘20

Focused, efficient, and embedded in a tight-knit community, our two-year Game Design Associate Degree program gives you access to core components of the Pratt experience in a highly intensive curricular experience. You will work with faculty at the forefront of their industries in a carefully curated program to prepare you for your next step.

State of the Art Tools

Through rigorous attention to production, technique, and contemporary aesthetics, you’ll develop your design practice and with it, agency to create change. You will not only have access to cutting-edge hardware and software, sound recording facilities and a green screen room but as a Game Design student in the Associate Degree department, you will be loaned a top-tier computer as well as accompanying hardware and software to use during your time with us.

Internships

New York is full of opportunities for internships in the Game Design/Development fields.  We encourage all our second year AOS students to gain invaluable experience through an internship. Using what has been learned in the classroom, you will get a feel for real-world design implementation and the challenges and rewards that come from working in your chosen field. Once you have found an opportunity of interest, we will help guide you along the application process.  Our students have held internships in a range of industries, from The Painting Center to Marvel Studios.

Learning Resources

We develop disciplinary fluency in our program of study and we celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of design critical to address the plurality and complexity of the environments in which we operate. Learning resources.

Our Faculty

In the Associate Degree Department, you will be surrounded by faculty consisting of New York’s leading professionals who have both excellence and expertise in their fields and a deep passion for teaching the next generation of creative professionals. With an emphasis on personal attention for each student our department ensures you will get the guidance and mentorship you need to thrive.

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Natalie Mesnard

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Bradley Plaxen

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Joseph Pavelka

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Anila Jaho

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Sarah Meadows

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Angela Wyman

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Stephen Murphy

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Stuart Rentzler

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Our Alumni

Work by Sarah Meadows, AOS Game Design and Interactive Media ’18
Work by Sarah Meadows, AOS Game Design and Interactive Media ’18

Pratt’s distinguished alums are leading thriving careers, addressing critical challenges and creating innovative work that reimagines our world, at a diverse selection of companies and institutions. They also go on to become entrepreneurs and principals leading their own studios and businesses.

Our Game Design alumni are set up for success with a well-rounded education allowing them to pursue work in a variety of fields. Whether you are looking to land a job at a big studio, set out as an independent game designer or apply your skills designing games for other industries, with an AOS degree in Game Design your path to excellence is already paved.

Where They Work

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  • We are excited to announce the launch of our monthly newsletter! View our inaugural issue and subscribe - link in bio!
  • Join us for another great Posters for a Cause reception - “Pressing Matters” - Saturday, April 15 8pm at @bettybakery
  • AOS student @finnevanz presenting “Seed Grant: Type Talks” at Pratt Research Open House 2023. DEI seed grant secured by Associate Degree professor @johnbattistadesantis … can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work! @prattresearch #brooklynnavyyard #prattresearch #typography #design #dei
  • Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
  • Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
  • Faculty @1888fsavini and our Photography class were fortunate to meet with the amazing @theastergates at his new exhibit “Young Lords and Their Traces” at the @newmuseum - a wonderful experience with the award winning social practice installation legend!
  • Calling all AAS/AOS alumni! Join us Dec. 8 at 6:30pm (PMC 2nd floor) for our inaugural gathering and the launch of our newly established AAS/AOS Alumni Association! Please RSVP by Dec. 6th.
  • Posters for a Cause ‘22
  • New Posters for a Cause show, ‘In Character: Visual Appeals in Text and Letterform’ opening reception this Friday, Nov. 5, 8-9:30pm at Betty Bakery in Park Slope! (211 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY)
Open through Dec. 10 @bettybakery
We are excited to announce the launch of our monthly newsletter! View our inaugural issue and subscribe - link in bio!
We are excited to announce the launch of our monthly newsletter! View our inaugural issue and subscribe - link in bio!
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Join us for another great Posters for a Cause reception - “Pressing Matters” - Saturday, April 15 8pm at @bettybakery
Join us for another great Posters for a Cause reception - “Pressing Matters” - Saturday, April 15 8pm at @bettybakery
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AOS student @finnevanz presenting “Seed Grant: Type Talks” at Pratt Research Open House 2023. DEI seed grant secured by Associate Degree professor @johnbattistadesantis … can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work! @prattresearch #brooklynnavyyard #prattresearch #typography #design #dei
AOS student @finnevanz presenting “Seed Grant: Type Talks” at Pratt Research Open House 2023. DEI seed grant secured by Associate Degree professor @johnbattistadesantis … can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work! @prattresearch #brooklynnavyyard #prattresearch #typography #design #dei
AOS student @finnevanz presenting “Seed Grant: Type Talks” at Pratt Research Open House 2023. DEI seed grant secured by Associate Degree professor @johnbattistadesantis … can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work! @prattresearch #brooklynnavyyard #prattresearch #typography #design #dei
AOS student @finnevanz presenting “Seed Grant: Type Talks” at Pratt Research Open House 2023. DEI seed grant secured by Associate Degree professor @johnbattistadesantis … can’t wait to see the results of all their hard work! @prattresearch #brooklynnavyyard #prattresearch #typography #design #dei
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Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
Before break our Pre-press and Print Production students with professor @caniregola got to tour GSB Digital’s printing facility in LIC… wonderful people, amazing equipment and incredible work! Thanks for a great day @gsbdigital !
12 months ago
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Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
Great turnout for Associate Degree Professor @christopherzacharow ‘s exhibition reception earlier this week. Marian Christopher Zacharow | Selected Works | Hiroko Nakamoto Pratt Manhattan Lobby | 144 W. 14th St | On Display Now #prattinstitute #prattexhibits
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Faculty @1888fsavini and our Photography class were fortunate to meet with the amazing @theastergates at his new exhibit “Young Lords and Their Traces” at the @newmuseum - a wonderful experience with the award winning social practice installation legend!
Faculty @1888fsavini and our Photography class were fortunate to meet with the amazing @theastergates at his new exhibit “Young Lords and Their Traces” at the @newmuseum - a wonderful experience with the award winning social practice installation legend!
Faculty @1888fsavini and our Photography class were fortunate to meet with the amazing @theastergates at his new exhibit “Young Lords and Their Traces” at the @newmuseum - a wonderful experience with the award winning social practice installation legend!
Faculty @1888fsavini and our Photography class were fortunate to meet with the amazing @theastergates at his new exhibit “Young Lords and Their Traces” at the @newmuseum - a wonderful experience with the award winning social practice installation legend!
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Calling all AAS/AOS alumni! Join us Dec. 8 at 6:30pm (PMC 2nd floor) for our inaugural gathering and the launch of our newly established AAS/AOS Alumni Association! Please RSVP by Dec. 6th.
Calling all AAS/AOS alumni! Join us Dec. 8 at 6:30pm (PMC 2nd floor) for our inaugural gathering and the launch of our newly established AAS/AOS Alumni Association! Please RSVP by Dec. 6th.
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Posters for a Cause ‘22
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New Posters for a Cause show, ‘In Character: Visual Appeals in Text and Letterform’ opening reception this Friday, Nov. 5, 8-9:30pm at Betty Bakery in Park Slope! (211 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY)
Open through Dec. 10 @bettybakery
New Posters for a Cause show, ‘In Character: Visual Appeals in Text and Letterform’ opening reception this Friday, Nov. 5, 8-9:30pm at Betty Bakery in Park Slope! (211 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY) Open through Dec. 10 @bettybakery
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