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As the Worcester community adjusts to the sad news that Becker College is closing, Clark University is providing a path forward for Becker students enrolled in some of the college’s leading-edge programs.
Clark is establishing the Becker School of Design & Technology at Clark University to house Becker’s internationally ranked program in Interactive Media Design (game design) and associated concentrations, as well as Esports Management and Integrated Graphic Design. Becker students in Business, Criminology, and Computer Science also have pathways at Clark to complete their degrees.
“We proudly welcome Becker students to Clark University, and we’re thrilled not only to continue these signature Becker programs, which are already among some of the best in the world, but also to expand them and
broaden their scope,” Clark President David Fithian said. “By merging Becker’s strengths in these dynamic areas with the heft of a Clark liberal arts education and our research capabilities, we’re creating an amplified and energized academic experience that uniquely equips our students to confront challenges on a global scale and embrace emerging opportunities in the 21st-century economy. This is a perfect fit.”
School of Design & Technology Dean Alan Ritacco and Associate Dean Paul Cotnoir will continue their leadership roles in the newly established school at Clark. Many faculty members from the School of Design & Technology also will be making the transition to Clark.
“With the establishment of the Becker School of Design & Technology at Clark University, Clark is preserving a treasured piece of Worcester’s past while creating unlimited potential for transformative innovation,” Ritacco said. “I’m excited to be part of this inspiring new chapter for our program.”
For at least the upcoming academic year, Clark intends to operate the Becker School in facilities at Becker College’s Worcester campus.
Clark University’s statement on the establishment of the Becker School of Design & Technology at Clark University can be found here. Clark also has created an informative website where Becker students can learn more about
the transfer process.