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Art exhibit features work by Becker faculty

Published on: October 3, 2019

Becker College faculty members are taking part of a month-long art exhibition at the Sprinkler Factory Gallery in Worcester. The exhibit, “Spooky Interaction at a Distance,” reflects on the enormous call-and-response influence of interactive art as contemporary medium.

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Art exhibit to feature work by professor, alumni

Published on: September 18, 2020

A trio of artists with Becker ties are taking part in Preservation Worcester’s Architectural Heritage Exhibition, which runs through Tuesday, Nov. 24 at The Park View Room, 230 Park Avenue, Worcester.  The exhibit will feature artwork by Becker College Professor Scott Niemi and his sons, Becker alumni Andrew and Jonathan Niemi ’14.

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Becker alumni celebrate their game company’s fifth anniversary

Published on: May 5, 2020

Five years ago, a small group of friends, all of whom were seniors majoring in game design and development at Becker College, decided to take a leap of faith and start up their own game studio in Worcester. Today, Petricore Inc., the company they started in May 2015, is thriving.

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Becker and ASA Establish the ASA Center for Digital Learning Models

Published on: September 18, 2019

Becker is pleased to announce a partnership with American Student Assistance® to establish the ASA Center for Digital Learning Models at Becker College.

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Becker announces Game On! Celebrities for Students event

Published on: May 5, 2020

Becker College announced today Game On! Celebrities for Students, an exciting online gaming event coming up on May 13. The event will star Semi Ojeleye of the Boston Celtics, rapper Izo Enoma along with Becker College students. The event, featuring Fortnite and Madden NFL 20, will be held live on May 13 at 7:00 p.m. on the Becker College Twitch channel (@BeckerCollege).

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Becker club to hold game jam for high schoolers

Published on: June 1, 2020

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Becker College Club is offering the Jump Start Game Jam for interested high school students, parents or teachers, on June 13-14. The virtual event is free, but preregistration is required by June 9.

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Becker College Announces First-in-Nation Esports Management Degree

Published on: June 21, 2018

Recognizing the economic and professional opportunities generated by the burgeoning esports, or competitive gaming, industry, Becker College announced a new Bachelor of Science in Esports Management. The four-year degree is the latest academic offering launched by Becker’s School of Design and Technology, joining the Masters in Fine Arts in Interactive Media, which also debuts this […]

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Becker College Announces Game Jam Winners

Published on: October 28, 2020

Coming together as a creative community under the direction of Terrasa Ulm, associate professor of game development, and Amanda Theinert, director of the MFA program, Becker College held a virtual Game Jam October 16-18. More than 80 students and alumni participated in the event, working in teams of one to four, for the collective goal […]

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Becker College dean makes ‘Power 50’ List

Published on: June 6, 2019

Alan Ritacco, dean of Becker College’s School of Design & Technology, has been named to the Worcester Business Journal Power 50 Class of 2019, a list of the most influential people in the Central Massachusetts economy. According to the journal’s criteria, those recognized not only hold powerful positions in the region, but must wield their […]

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Becker College hosting Demo Night

Published on: November 22, 2019

Becker College’s International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Club is hosting a Demo Night on Friday, Nov. 22, from 6-9 p.m. in the Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at 80 William Street on Becker College’s Worcester Campus. 

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Becker College Hosts Global Game Jam Online Site

Published on: January 27, 2021

Becker College has announced that it is hosting a Global Game Jam (GGJ) Online site. As in past years, students from Becker’s International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Chapter are leading the local effort, which will run from January 27-31. The GGJ is the world’s largest game creation event;  Becker is one of hundreds of virtual […]

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Becker College is ranked #1 for gamers

Published on: April 16, 2020

Becker College has been recognized as the top school in the country for gamers. According to College Magazine, Becker is the number one college in the U.S. for “savvy technology, career opportunities and school clubs and events for gamers at every level.” The publication is a national daily guide to campus life written by students for students.

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Becker College Joins #PlayApartTogether Effort

Published on: March 31, 2020

Becker College is supporting #PlayApartTogether, an initiative recently launched by The World Health Organization and the global game industry to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The College is supporting #PlayApartTogether with several of its own initiatives including an upcoming series of free, fun, and educational virtual events.

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Becker College Launches Varsity Esports Program

Published on: June 18, 2018

This fall, Becker College students will be able to try out for a new varsity sport — competitive video gaming, or esports. League of Legends, one of the most popular video games of all-time, will be the college’s inaugural title in its new varsity esports program. Becker, internationally ranked for its game design major, is […]

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Becker College ranked #1 by College Magazine

Published on: March 22, 2020

Becker College has been recognized by College Magazine as the top school in the U.S. for those who want to pursue a career in the field of gaming.   The publication is a national daily guide to campus life written by students for students. In its “10 Best Schools for Gamers,” College Magazine ranked Becker College as their top choice. 

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