Simulation and Digital Entertainment
(BSc, 4 Years)
For a position in Game Design
Campus:Yes Online: Yes
In state: 6172 US Dollars (USD) per Year
Out of state: 17046 US Dollars (USD) per Year
Non-US National (Overseas Students): 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
Consider your job prospects: More than 100 companies in the Baltimore-Washington area are involved in interactive development.
Video games and simulations are a multibillion-dollar industry, and in our bachelor's program you'll gain the hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge necessary to land an exciting and fulfilling career in the field.
What you'll study:
basic game concepts and design
the fundamentals of computer programming
3-D modeling and animation
the application of simulation to education and other nonentertainment fields
design of multiplayer games.
The coursework can help prepare you for graduate study or a career in information technology and computer science, as well as business and visual design.
How the program works:
To enhance your skills in a specific area of specialization, you'll choose from one of four content areas:
Technical Art: If you want to build your skill sets with 3-D modeling and animation and with integrating them into game engines, this track prepares you to become a technical artist who works with programmers and artists. The track focuses on higher-level 3-D skills and requires visual artistic talent.
Level Design: This area of specialization is ideal for you if you want to improve your scripting and logic in preparation for a career as a level designer, who creates the interactive architecture for segments of a game.
Through dual capstone seminars, you'll work closely with professionals to test and build games and simulations, and you'll graduate with a portfolio of projects to showcase your skills.