Carve out all core math, science, and computer science classes and replace them with game maker, hit points, magic, wizards, role playing, and the occasional game review, and you have yourself an IMGD degree.
Most notable for its population of the most socially awkward, loud,, and many times hygienically challenged video game freaks on campus who use words such as 'pwnd, LOL, ZOMG, NOM NOM NOM, and TEH' in every day conversation while still believing their work is as serious (and important) as anyone else's.
It is consistently frowned upon, and many times openly ridiculed to the faces of it's supporters, by majors of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, Math, Chemistry, and every other respectable major at WPI, for one can complete the entire IMGD math/science/computer requirement in seven weeks while most other majors take two to three years to achieve their equivalent course requirements.
Other Student: what classes you got
Student: umm teh storytelling, cs2023, and imgd2001 ya lulz
Entire Campus: shut the fuck up now
Student: yayyyyyyyy i have a 20 minute presentation on teh social effects of video games due in an hour and i haven't started ROFLERCOPTERs LULZ i love IMGD <3<3<3 (said aloud)
Dude the IMGD majors have to larp or play dungeons and dragons for that storytelling class
Fuck CS. I'll just be IMGD
Fuck Robotics. I'll just be IMGD
Fuck ECE. I'll just be IMGD
Fuck Chem. I'll just be IMGD
It is a relatively new program, but has an excellent group of professors and industry professionals striving constantly and consistently to improve it. It is split into two tracks. The art track requires ten art courses, while the technical track requires ten computer sciences courses. This is in edition to other requirements in various subject areas such as math and the sciences.
The program is often mocked for not being serious and being only for nerds and social outcasts. Most of the classes, however, are important and require a good deal of work and, while there are some socially awkward students, most are amiable and more than happy to go to social events.
Most IMGD majors can mock themselves for studying interactive media and games, but know that the things they are studying can be important and useful. Anyone who seriously hates the program either has something against one of the students in the program, or is jealous that they are not an IMGD major.
Other student: "I hate IMGD."
IMGD Major: "That's probably because you aren't an IMGD major."
Other student: "Yeah, you're right. I'm just jealous."