Game Design Capstone Cohort - IdeaLab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 31, 2023 at 10:57 AM

Students in Fitchburg State’s game design program work on their their capstone projects in the IdeaLab located off-campus. The IdeaLab houses a state of the art studio space designed to promote applied work and create interaction between students, faculty and working professionals. Student groups are tasked with creating a game wherein students have the opportunity to work with developers from Rockstar New England as mentors. Today, Game Design Professors Les Nelken and  Samuel Tobin work with the student groups who are early on in the process.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, IdeaLab, Theater Block, Game Design, Communications/Media

Fitchburg State University Performing Arts Center - Legislative Luncheon

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 30, 2023 at 4:06 PM

Earlier today, Fitchburg State University President Richard S. Lapidus welcomed legislators and honored guests to outline the plans for the Fitchburg State University Performing Arts Center as an economic driver for the North Central Massachusetts area. After welcoming remarks from President Lapidus, Senator John Cronin, Representative Michael Kushmerek, and Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatale addressed the guests.  After outlining the benefits of the Performing Arts Center to downtown Fitchburg, President Lapidus welcomed President & CEO, North Central MA Chamber of Commerce Mr. Roy Nascimento to illustrate the benefits to the region as a whole. Attendees were then invited to tour the former Fitchburg Theater - the proposed location for Phase 3 of the project.

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Topics: Events, information session, Community, Theater Block

Main Street Studios at 675 Main Street Opening

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 5, 2022 at 12:25 PM

Yesterday's  Intown Fitchburg First Thursday saw the Fitchburg Cultural Alliance's  grand opening of Main Street Studios at 675 Main Street which is housed in the Fitchburg State University Theater Block. The space will offer local artists affordable studio and art gallery space. Local figures, including Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatalie and University President Richard Lapidus, welcomed the new space with studio tours, refreshments, and music preformed by local performers.

Read more about the Main Street Studios here.

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Topics: Events, Community, Theater Block

Around Campus - IdeaLab Visit

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 9, 2022 at 1:32 PM

Senior Game Design students work in groups to complete their Senior Projects at our IdeaLab located on Main St. Fitchburg, MA. (Photos)

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Topics: Faculty, Our Students, Gaming, IdeaLab, Theater Block

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