Animation & Simulation Design Technology


Our Animation and Simulation Design Technology program emphasizes the techniques and tools used in game design and the creative design or content of such media. Modern animation skills are developed through hands-on training and professional business outcomes. Also included is in-depth analysis and training in three-dimensional animation skills, both for entertainment and industrial applications. Our program prepares you for high-wage, high-demand, entry-level employment in the entertainment media production field.

You can complete the program in one to two years. It is ideal if you’re looking to cultivate a basic understanding of game design and/or animation, and can be useful whether you’ve started your career or are looking to get your foot in the door.

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  • Vicksburg
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Important Program Information

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Introduction to Animation and Simulation Design 4
Game Theory and Mechanics 4
Video Game Programming I 3
Photography for Games 4
Introduction to 3D Modeling 3
Intermediate 3D Modeling 4
Advanced 3D Modeling 3
Illustration and Artistic Rendering 3
Orientation 2
Total Hours 30
Course Hours
Video Game Programming II 3
Marketing for Game Design 3
Business of Game Development 2
Animation and Simulation Design Seminar 3
Game Evaluation 2
Audio Design and Production for Animation and Simulation 2
Total Hours (includes career certificate course hours) 45
Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 60–62


Ken Boyte
Instructor/Curriculum Coordinator

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