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Interactive Simulation and Game Technology (Game Design)

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Do you love video games and animation? Are you intrigued by constantly evolving game technology? Would you like to find a job where you can use your artistic, creative and technical skills?

If so, our Interactive Simulation and Game Technology (Game Design) program may be just the career path for you.

Our goal is to provide a rigorous educational program that’s relevant to today’s job market.

Our program gives you the skills you’ll need with a three-pronged approach:

  • A solid technological base in digital art and animation with industry-standard software
  • Integrated elements of traditional art and design for a well-rounded skills set
  • Interpersonal relations components that include the effective communication and collaboration skills you need to work with a creative team on the job
Get started now in Game Design!

Interactive computer simulation is a versatile technology, with 3-D animation a dynamic medium that can illustrate complex ideas in a short time. Applications include:

  • Video game design 
  • Television and film production
  • Medical and scientific simulation
  • Industrial animation, particularly in the aeronautic and transportation industries
  • Engineering
  • Education and government 
  • Forensics and law
  • Architecture and landscaping
  • Business and government

Degree Options in Interactive Simulation and Game Technology

Richland College

In addition to specializations in art and programming, the associate degree includes a core of courses designed for transfer to four-year universities.

There are two specialization tracks:

1. Artist/Animation
2. Programming