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School of Drafting and Design

Digital Entertainment and Game Design

What It Means

"I wouldn't have seen myself in this position without the opportunities I gained at ITT TECH."
- Jared Mixon, 2011

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Most of us have spent some time immersed in the virtual world of computer or video games. Gaming technology is the art and science of developing software for such games. After its rudimentary beginnings in the early 70's with games such as Pong and Space Invaders, the technology spawned a revolution in both computing and entertainment.

The video game industry is nothing if not fast-paced. Gameplay has rapidly evolved from single player arcade formats to first person action games networked for hundreds of players. Game platforms and software architectures are also constantly moving forward. This points to a future where opportunity favors those capable of adapting to rapid changes in consumer tastes and entertainment technologies.

What It Means to You

The possibilities of playing in virtual worlds have proven to be a draw to gamers the world over. The lure of video games is also attracting a new generation of creative minds to work behind-the-scenes in developing the interactivity, animation and pure imagination that make the best games an unforgettable experience. If you're detail-oriented, creative and like to see the results of your work come to life, Digital Entertainment and Game Design may be a multimedia program that you might like to pursue.

The Digital Entertainment and Game Design program in the School of Drafting and Design at the ITT Technical Institutes can help graduates develop knowledge and skills that they can use to pursue career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions involving the technology associated with the design and development of digital games and multimedia applications. Courses in this program offer a foundation in digital game design through the study of subjects such as gaming technology, game design process, animation, level design and general education coursework.

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Brock Oelze
Computer and Electronics Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2009
Lexington, KY

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Good For Someone Who

  • Is entrepreneurial and creative
  • Likes to think "outside the box"
  • Is a problem solver and enjoys working in a team

Type Of Work Environment

  • Office
  • Creative Department
  • R&D / Design

Type of Technology Mostly
Used In This Area

  • Computers
  • Animation software
  • Game studios

Typical Starting Positions

  • Designer of digital games and multi-media applications
  • Developer of digital games and multi-media applications
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