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About the Interactive Simulation and Game Technology (Game Design) Program

How to Get Started

To get started in the Interactive Simulation and Game Technology (Game Design) program, complete the admissions process at Richland College.

When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Game Design program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​

Accreditation and Affiliations

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Our catalog provides detailed information about the courses we offer and the courses required for the Associate in Applied Sciences degree in Interactive Simulation and Game Technology.

Student Works

See a gallery of level designs created by this program’s students in the Unreal game engine.

Related Programs

Interested in computer technology or digital arts but still not sure what you’re looking for? Take a look at our other programs in Computer-Based Arts and Technology and Data Systems.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.​​

Faculty Profiles

Our game design faculty members not only have relevant degrees but also have real-world experience in education, leadership, film, game design and the traditional arts, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you’ll face in the job market.

Our instructors work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job. See profiles of our faculty in the Game Design program.

Transfer Information

The Interactive Simulation and Game Technology program is designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links for More Information

See links about gaming and game design resources.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the game design program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.