Degrees and certificates in the Interactive Simulation and Game Technology program may lead to the following jobs or careers:
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All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence
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:
A wide range of industry applications, including in high-growth sectors such as health care and IT, gives 3-D animation wide-ranging job possibilities. CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects an increase of 17 percent in positions for multimedia artists and animators through 2024, and animation is a part of many computer design jobs.
To be successful in the lucrative interactive simulation and game design industry, you’ll need:
The Dallas area has been a hotbed for computer game development since the late 1980s. It was the birthplace of the first-person shooter genre; Wolfenstein 3-D, Doom and Quake were all created by Mesquite-based id software. id software is just one of 80 game development companies in Texas. The industry provides more than 2,000 full-time jobs in the state, according to the
Texas Film Commission, which details the computer and game industry in Texas.
Interactive computer simulation is a versatile technology that goes far beyond its most well-known applications of video gaming, film and television. 3-D animation is a dynamic medium that can illustrate complex ideas in a very short time, with uses in: