Interactive Simulation and Game Technology (Game Design) at Richland

The Game Design program at Richland will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.

To be successful in the lucrative interactive simulation and game design industry, you’ll need:

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to put your ideas into speech and design.
  • A teamwork-based work ethic.
  • Conceptual skills to bring a story from initial idea to final design.
  • The capacity to work in a group setting with a collaborative team spirit.
  • People skills in order to work well with various personalities and a wide variety of ideas.
  • Willingness to adapt to technological challenges and constant changes in industry trends.

Although producing a demo reel is important, we want to go a step further by giving you a well-rounded education as well as a well-rounded portfolio. Our three-pronged approach combines real knowledge in:

  1. Art and design, building a solid educational base.
  2. The science of software and programming, so that you can execute your artistic ideas.
  3. The ability to work collaboratively with a team, as you will in the workplace.

You’ll learn the skill sets that will help you succeed in a competitive industry:

  • Writing (storytelling)
  • Programming and level design
  • Organization and discipline to meet tight deadlines
  • Collaborative and teamwork skills
  • The ability to sell your ideas and products
  • The art of taking an idea from simple concept to complex design