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Game Development Focus
Digital Media Technology

About Game Development

Game Development, Interactive Media, and simulation are areas where there is a demand for technically proficient individuals with multiple skillsets ready to handle any task. The Entertainment Software Association projects the need for thousands of Multimedia Animators, Technical artists, and other Game Development professionals by 2026. The outlook for this career is as fast as average, with an 8% growth during this time frame. In the BS in Digital Media Technology at Eastern Illinois University students will learn in Gaming Development courses, through hands on experience, how to do the following:

  • Game development
  • Game programming
  • Interaction design
  • Virtual and augmented reality creation
  • Virtual Simulation

Students will use in their coursework game development and animation software as well as hardware such as virtual reality headsets, motion capture suits, and motion tracking cameras. This area of focus will prepare students to work in professions such as:

  • Technical artist
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Game Mechanic Designer
  • Game Programmer

Click here to see a complete list of coursework and descriptions for courses in Digital Media Technology.

Courses in Digital Media Technology are offered on rotated basis. Click here to see a PDF of the current planned rotation

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Projects from the Introductory Game Development Course

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