Gamers Flock to Becker College Interactive Entertainment Degree

Published on Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

According to an Entertainment Software Association report, the game industry saw $7 billion in sales in computer and video games in both 2004 and 2005. The same report projects that 42% of Americans have purchased or plan to purchase one or more games in 2006. Becker College responded to the rapid growth of the game industry and the increasing demand for designers and programmers with four-year degrees, with the bachelor of science in interactive entertainment (BSIE).
More than 40 freshmen are enrolled in the BSIE program in fall 2006, doubling the 2005 classes. “Ours is one of a very select number of four-year degree programs in game design and development available in the country,” said Professor Terrasa Ulm. “Our returning class of students are very intelligent, creative and highly motivated individuals who have a wide range of interests, from developing educational software for children in English as a second language programs to creating the next big Xbox title,” she added.
For more information on computer game design and computer game programming and development programs, contact the Becker College Admissions Department at or 508-791-9241, ext. 245.