Tell your parents they may have been wrong after all. It turns out that sitting in front of that game console all those years prompted your interest in one of today’s most dynamic careers.
The Simulation and Game Design program at William Peace University provides a broad background in the industry, whether you’re interested in the entertainment side of it or the burgeoning field of serious gaming. Through the program, you will learn to master design, 3D modeling and programming used in developing video games or simulation training in military, healthcare, academic and industrial applications.
Growth in the industry has increased demand for artists and designers who can combine an artistic background with technical know-how and an understanding of the complex interconnectedness of the world we inhabit. The curriculum emphasizes aesthetics, technical skills, audience analysis and development,including a lab that reflects the industry’s latest and greatest technologies. Internship and career opportunities are numerous; there are currently dozens of simulation and game business and organizations in the Triangle area alone.
The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.
Bachelor of Arts in Simulation and Game Design
Simulation and Game Design majors focus on learning the creative and analytical elements of conceptualizing, designing, building and producing for this fast growing Industry. There are currently dozens of simulation and game companies in the Triangle area alone.
Potential internship and employment sites include:
- EPIC Games
- ICARUS Studios
- Red Storm Entertainment
- Virtual Heroes
- Wake Med Hospital