Mount Ida College is pleased to invite you to our Fall College Open House on October 15, 2016 or October 29, 2016. The event, which includes campus and residence hall tours, faculty presentations, is a great way to experience campus, meet professors and see if Mount Ida is the right fit for you. Reserve your spot for Fall Open House here.


Why Mount Ida?

Success happens here. Founded in 1899, Mount Ida is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts. We offer career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation of social sciences, humanities and the arts—all to prepare our students for achievement in their chosen careers, and in life.

With a tight-knit community, a diverse student body, winning NCAA Division III athletics teams, a beautiful and safe suburban campus near Boston, and a vibrant school spirit, Mount Ida is the place where you can become the best version of yourself.

RSVP for Fall Open House

Register for Fall Open House today! Our beautiful campus location is conveniently located and just eight miles from Boston.

A first-of-its-kind women’s art exhibition opening on October 27, 2016, featuring artists from major Studios and independent contributors.


About the Show:

Game Change[Hers] is a collaboration of the School of Design at Mount Ida and Women in Games Boston, the exhibition will feature an international array of women artists’ work including 3D, Animations, Concept Art, UI and effects by women who are leading the way in these industries.

Amanda Clarke

Keynote speaker:

Speaker Amanda Clarke a UI Artist at Demiurge Studios.  Part of Boston’s creative community since graduating from RISD in 2004, Clarke is an  accomplished designer and illustrator with more than ten years of experience in mobile media, animation, web and print.  She counts among her projects; Marvel Puzzle Quest, Lucky Super Slots, Healthyville, World Zombination and BMO Snaps.



Among the other dozens of artists to be featured in Game Change[Hers] include:

  • Helen Duckworth– a senior cg modeler & digital sculptor, working predominantly in stop motion animation. Past projects include Kubo and the Two StringsPirates! Band of Misfits, Box Trolls, and Hotel Transylvania 2.
  • Reiko Murakami –  a U.S. based concept artist and illustrator specialized in surreal fantasy and horror characters. She currently resides as a concept artist at Demiurge Studios working on Puzzle and Glory. In the past she has also contributed to such titles as Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band, and Rock Band 2
  • Kindra Haugen –  a Concept Artist and Illustrator based in California. She currently resides at PennyPop working on the title Battle Camp as the Marketing Artist. Past roles include concept artist at Electronic Arts and Cinematic Illustrator at 38 Studios.
  • Svetlana Tiagi is a Kyrgyzstan based Freelance artist. She is currently working on the game Legends of the Cryptids.
  • Sze Jones: – best known for creating heroine characters for video games and cinematics. She has created numerous notable video games heroines in the past 18 years including heroines from such games as Uncharted, Tomb Raider Underworld, Everquest II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect 2, Fable 2, Halo Wars and Warhammer.

More artists being added – Check back often







“We want to turn the pre-conceived notions that the artistic worlds of game art and animation are predominantly male – or that the games you enjoy are being developed and crafted solely by men – on their ear.” says Jason Donati, Dean of the Mount Ida School of Design. “Mount Ida College is the perfect place for this special show,” says Donati.   “Mount Ida has, for more than 100 years, been a place where women have been educated and prepared for success. The Game Art and Animation programs in the School of Design, boast a higher percentage of female students today and the numbers are growing.”

Contact:  Eric Hunn, Chair, Game Art & Animation;

Fall Festival and Homecoming Weekend 2016 will take place Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23.

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for a great MUSTANG weekend! For more details, including a schedule of events is available here.

Join us for a fabulous fall weekend to reminisce, reconnect, and rediscover Mount Ida College at its finest.

Connect with alumni, students, family and friends throughout the weekend and enjoy a few days of Mustang Pride! All family, alumni, staff, faculty and friends are invited back to celebrate Mount Ida College Fall Festival 2016!

Registration is now open!