Design and Technology

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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 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 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 Receives Grant for Esports Lab

Published on: November 2, 2018

Becker College is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Collaborative Workspace Program grant from MassDevelopment. The grant will to be used by the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) New Ventures Center at Becker to create the first-ever esports lab of its kind in central Massachusetts.

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Becker College students to attend GDC

Published on: March 8, 2018

Six awarded prestigious scholarships for the Game Developers Conference. A dozen students from Becker’s Interactive Media Design program will attend the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s largest professional game industry event, later this month in San Francisco. Six of them received prestigious industry scholarships to attend GDC. Tyler Haddad, a senior in the Game Production […]

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Becker College’s Game Design Program Ranked #3 in the World by Princeton Review

Published on: March 12, 2019

Becker College continues to be a powerhouse in game design education, moving up a spot in this year’s Princeton Review’s rankings to 3rd in the world. Becker has not only made the list of “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design” since its inception in 2010, but it is the only East Coast school to […]

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Becker esports wins debut competition

Published on: January 16, 2018

Becker College’s esports club team won its debut competition in the League of Legend’s Collegiate Starleague (CSL). The Hawks defeated Three Rivers Community College by a score of 2-1 in the Junior Varsity 1 division. The Becker team is made up of: Top Position – Brandon “Spork” Coulombe Mid Position and team captain – Brandon […]

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Becker Showcases Student Talent at PAX East

Published on: March 27, 2019

Becker College, ranked the 3rd best school in the world to study game design by The Princeton Review, will be showcasing student talent at PAX East 2019, from March 28 to 31 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The theme of this year’s booth is “Past, Present, Future.” Drop by booth #10058 to play and experience our games.

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Becker Students Win Awards at ArtsWorcester College Show

Published on: February 5, 2019

Two Becker College students won the top prize and three students won honorable mention at this year’s ArtsWorcester College Show., which highlights top student talent from the region.

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Becker Varsity Esports earns spot in SMITE championship

Published on: October 1, 2018

The Becker College Varsity Esports Program SMITE Blue team is one of 28 squads in the country to earn a spot in the inaugural National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) Championship for SMITE. SMITE, a popular online multiplayer game, puts players in control of mythological Gods from a third-person perspective. The NACE Championship for SMITE, sponsored […]

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Becker’s varsity esports team featured on Worcester News Tonight

Published on: September 27, 2018

Becker College’s varsity esports team was the focus of a story that aired on News Channel 3’s program, Worcester News Tonight.  The college is the first in Massachusetts to offer scholarships to competitive gamers. Becker also recently announced plans to offer a Master of Fine Arts degree in interactive media.  Watch the video below. 

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Becker’s Game Design Program #4 in the World

Published on: April 10, 2018

Becker College is one of the best schools in the world to study Game Design, according to The Princeton Review’s just-released rankings of top undergraduate schools offering Game Design. Becker earned the number four spot on the list this year, up from number five. It is the ninth consecutive year the College is featured in […]

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From the World’s First Video Game Opera to a High-Octane Race Against Hostile Zombies, Becker College Brings Innovation and Skills to PAX East 2018

Published on: April 4, 2018

Becker College, the #4 best school in the world to study game design, will be showcasing PermaDeath, the first-ever video game opera, and other upcoming game titles at PAX East 2018. Drop by booth #10058 to play and experience our games, and see firsthand why Becker’s Interactive Media Design major is internationally acclaimed. Visitors will have a […]

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Game Design program featured in news story

Published on: September 25, 2018

Becker College’s Game Design program took center stage in a piece that ran on Boston25 News about PermaDeath, the first-ever video game opera featuring real-time streaming that infuses 3D and motion capture technology into traditional opera.  Becker students and faculty used  technology to transfer a traditional opera into a cutting-edge experience. PermaDeath is slated to […]

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Game design, esports camps, Fortnite tournament planned

Published on: June 12, 2019

This summer Becker College is offering several opportunities to learn more about the gaming industry and esports management, as well as a chance to compete to be the College’s first ever Fortnite Champion. STEAM Camp for Girls Becker College is hosting a video game summer camp for seventh and eighth grade girls from inner city and rural […]

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