• Top Gaming Rankings

    April 21, 2015

    Our game design programs are top-ranked in 2015
  • Mind the Gap

    January 8, 2015

    Designing between devices.
  • Faculty Spotlight: Jichen Zhu

    December 3, 2014

    Serious about gaming.
  • Digital Media Symposium

    October 22, 2014

    Digital Media Department’s first symposium.
  • UX Designer Jared Spool

    October 22, 2014

    Digital Media Department hosts User Experience designer Jared Spool.
  • Digital Media

    May 27, 2014

    The Digital Media 2014 Senior Show takes place on May 31.
  • Giant Tetris

    April 21, 2014

    Dr. Frank Lee, Game Art & Production Associate Professor, received substantial press attention in more than 1,400 national and international outlets for his creation of the giant Tetris game.
  • Research Day 2014

    April 18, 2014

    Of the more than 400 student projects on display at Drexel University’s annual Research Day, 44 presentations were from Westphal College graduate and undergraduate students representing 9 programs, including Product Design, Graduate Arts Administration, Design & Merchandising, Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Media, Graduate Digital Media, Dance, and Screenwriting & Playwriting.
  • Dr. Frank Lee’s Tetris on the Cira Center

    April 1, 2014

    News coverage for Game Art & Production Professor Dr. Frank Lee’s Tetris on the Cira Center.
  • Dr. Jichen Zhu presented at International Conference

    April 1, 2014

    Digital Media Professor Dr. Jichen Zhu presented a paper at the 9th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games.
  • First Pong, Now Tetris

    March 21, 2014

    Game Art & Production Professor Dr. Frank Lee is following up last year’s world record-setting game of “Pong” with an even bigger feat of video game hacking for Philly Tech Week’s opening celebration on April 4.
  • Drexel Garners Top Gaming Rankings from The Princeton Review

    March 21, 2014

    The Princeton Review’s recently published report of the “Top 25 Schools to Study Game Design” ranked Drexel’s undergraduate Gaming program fourth in the nation, and the graduate Gaming program at sixth, the highest ranked program in our region.
  • Participate in Drexel's Research Day 2014

    March 5, 2014

    All Westphal students are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in Research Day – the University’s annual celebration of research, innovation, scholarship and creativity. Research Day 2014 will take place at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday, April 10.
  • Ed Hooks: Acting for Animation

    February 19, 2014

    On Friday, February 21st, Ed Hooks, author of "Acting for Animation," will be presenting his master class to Drexel students in the URBN Annex Screening Room! This is an exciting opportunity to meet someone unique in the entertainment industry, who has taught at Pixar, Blizzard and Dreamworks.
  • Have You Been Accepted to Westphal?

    February 6, 2014

    Congratulations! Drexel hosts college-specific Accepted Students Days throughout the spring term. Please click here for important registration info regarding our Accepted Student Days on Feb. 22, March 9, April 6 and April 12.
  • Robert Torres: Game Changers in Education

    January 19, 2014

    The Digital Media Department will host Dr. Torres Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. in the URBN Annex Screening Room (3401 Filbert St.), where he will give a presentation, “Games for Learning and Assessment: Potential for Dramatic Change in K-16 Education.” All interested students and faculty are invited to attend.
  • Gaming Prof. Frank Lee: Guinness World Record Holder

    November 20, 2013

    Dr. Frank Lee’s fame now carries over to the record books, as he has recently been named an official Guinness World Records holder for producing the world’s “Largest Architectural Videogame Display” in history.
  • Digital Media NSF Gaming Grant

    October 24, 2013

    Digital Media Professors Dr. Jichen Zhu and Dr. Glen Muschio and School of Education Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies Dr. Aroutis Foster were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to conduct a yearlong investigation on how to make educational gaming more adaptive to students’ learning abilities.
  • Drexel Wins Big at 2013 Philly Geek Awards

    August 19, 2013

    In a strong showing for some of Drexel University’s best and brightest, Dr. Frank Lee, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio, and undergraduate digital media student Greg Lobanov were among the winners at the 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards.
  • Rocking MTV Logo!

    July 31, 2013

    Imagine scoring a dream co-op with Web design company Happy Cog. Now, imagine a design you helped create at that.
  • Dean's List Honors Spring 2013

    July 26, 2013

    We are proud to announce that 406 Westphal College undergraduate students have received Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2013 academic term.
  • Westphal's Philadelphia Geek Awards Nominations

    July 26, 2013

    Philadelphia’s popular geek culture website Geekadelphia has nominated Game Art & Production (GMAP) Prof. Dr. Frank Lee, GMAP student Greg Lobanov and Entertainment & Arts Management alumna Amanda Danziger for their Philadelphia Geek Awards ceremony.
  • SmartVCS: An Intelligent Virtual Cinematography Solution

    June 22, 2013

    Girish Balakrishnan – Unity Awards “Best Student Project” Category Winner at Unite 2013 – Drexel University Masters Research Award 2013
  • Senior Send Off and Graduation 2013

    June 4, 2013

    We ask graduating 2013 seniors and Master’s students to join us for the 2013 Senior Send Off Dinner to celebrate their graduation and accomplishments.
  • Digital Media Senior Show

    May 30, 2013

    Giant walking robots, dream fairies, museum adventures, laser light battles and interactive video platforms – this year’s exhilarating Digital Media senior show has something for everyone!
  • Gaming Guru Noah Wardrip-Fruin

    May 9, 2013

    The Digital Media program and Professor Jichen Zhu will host Dr. Wardrip-Fruin for a public lecture. Discussion topics will include his experiences with game-based research.
  • Westphal @ Research Day

    April 29, 2013

    Drexel University’s annual Research Day celebrates the innovation, scholarship and creativity through presentations and a competition featuring student research projects. For Westphal students, presentations included video games, mobile apps, and new product designs.
  • Dead End: The Influence of the PC on Player Emotional State & Actions

    April 13, 2013

    Ian Woskey, Drexel University Research Day 2013: Dean’s Award
  • Developing Visual Narrative

    April 13, 2013

    Designing Structural Composition Principles to Guide Player’s Attention in Adventure Games. Glenn Winters – SIGGRAPH 2013 Student Research Poster Semi-Finalist.
  • Art Directed Visual Complexity Through Smart Textures

    April 13, 2013

    Nate Lapinski, Drexel University Research Day 2013: Dean’s Award
  • Top Rankings for Drexel Gaming

    March 20, 2013

    Drexel’s Graduate gaming program was ranked third and our undergraduate program ranked sixth in The Princeton Review's fourth annual report naming the schools with the best programs to study video game design.
  • GDUSA Graphic Design Awards 2011

    March 7, 2013

    The editors of Graphic Design USA invite you to join the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized by...
  • International Design Competition

    March 7, 2013

    The Council of Fashion Designers of America is very pleased to present your students with an opportunity to enter an international design competition in honor of the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
  • Game Design's New Theme Park Ride

    June 15, 2012

    Drexel Game Design, an interdisciplinary program between Westphal's Game Art & Production major and Computer Science, part of the College of Engineering, has a new motion platform system to build motion-based games for immersive simulation environments that can be used for both entertainment and for serious gaming and training purposes
  • An Evening with Kal Rudman

    May 18, 2012

    On Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30 PM in the Bossone Research Center, Mitchell Auditorium (3140 Market St.), Kal will sit down with Karen Curry, the Executive Director of the Rudman Institute and Paul Gluck, General Manager of TUTV/The Kal & Lucille Rudman Media Production Center at Temple University.
  • Spring Open House 2012

    April 2, 2012

    Onsite Portfolio Reviews: Launch your Drexel application and complete the portfolio requirements for Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Photography when you attend the May 2oth Open House. Our faculty will be available to review your portfolios following the Academic Sessions.
  • Augmented Reality

    April 26, 2011

    Augmented Reality, or AR, uses free smart phone apps that overlay 3-D images and information on top of real-time screen visuals as seen through the smart phone camera lens. Augmented Reality Check: Seeing the Future Now is a Breadboard production in coordination with the Philadelphia Science Festival, Philly Tech Week and PIFA.
  • Gaming Program

    March 10, 2011

    The Gaming Program was featured in several news media outlets for being ranked seventh in the nation for undergraduate schools for video game design and fifth for graduate schools by GamePro Media and The Princeton Review.
  • Game Design Program Ranked Third

    March 25, 2010

    •Digital Media students learn gaming design, art, 3D modeling and animation, scripting and programming, storytelling and digital audio.
    •Students in both majors take gaming courses together and work on multi-discipline team projects with Music, Scriptwriting and Engineering majors.
  • IEEE Multimedia

    March 17, 2010

    Dr. Paul Diefenbach, Dr. Youngmoo Kim, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and alumna Lauren Mandillian authored a feature article in IEEE Multimedia.


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