Tyler Junior College

Game and Simulation Development

The gaming and simulation development program gives students the basic skills to enter the electronic game and computer simulation industry. The development of electronic games and simulations is serious business: the industry currently brings in approximately the same revenues as the motion picture industry. This industry requires skilled, creative people in a wide variety of specialties. The gaming and simulation development program at TJC prepares graduates for entry specifically in the areas of programming and graphic design. Although each of these areas has its own course of study, the two tracks often cooperate in the development of a game or simulation. A career in game development is a respected, highly prized profession on the cutting edge of a rapidly evolving, multi-billion dollar industry.


What you will do each day in a computer game design job depends on the career path you choose.  You will find job opportunities at every phase of the computer design process, from the initial planning, to designing characters and environments, to programming. The following tasks are all part of producing an enjoyable video game:

  • Designing elements such as characters, levels, puzzles, etc.
  • Art and animation
  • Coding and programming
  • Project management (budgeting, time management, and communication with other departments)
  • Testing

Majors

  • Game and Simulation Development - Graphics (AAS)
  • Game and Simulation Development - Programming (AAS)
  • Game Design (Advanced Technical Certificate)

Partners


Visual Paradigm offers Tyler Junior College VP for educational use through the VP Academic Partner Program.

Unreal Engine partner

Unreal Academia is a valuable qualification for employment at many of the world's top game studios, including Epic Games.

Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/gaming

Game and Simulation Contact Information

Timothy C. Gill
Department Chair
Office: Pirtle T-368

Email: tgil@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2348

Advising contact: 903-510-2347