Interactive Simulation and Game Technology (Game Design)

Do you love video games? Have you ever wondered how to make them or what a career working on them would be like? 

Get additional information about the Interactive Simulation and Video Game Technology program, offered exclusively at Richland College among the colleges of DCCCD. See a video on the program.

Interactive Simulation and Game Technology
At-A-Glance

 

What Can I Earn?

These rates are entry hourly wages for the following Interactive Simulation and Game Technology jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • Computer Programmer*$19.50/hr
  • Multimedia Artist/Animator*$21.46/hr
  • Software Developer (Applications)*$31.65/hr

SOURCE: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence Center

*This job typically requires a bachelor's degree.

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

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

Why is This a Good Career Bet? 

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.

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Guided Pathways in Interactive Simulation and Game Technology

A guided pathway will help you earn a college credential and build a career. It’s a one-page document that clearly shows you what courses to take (and when) to best prepare you for success in college and in your career.

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Guided Pathway
Interactive Simulation and Game Technology - Art/Animation/Design Specialization

Degree and Certificate Options for Interactive Simulation and Game Technology

Richland College

Interactive Simulation and Game Technology is unique to Richland College among the colleges of DCCCD.

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