About the Academy

What is Gaming, Simulation and Design?

The Academy of Gaming, Simulation and Design and Simulation is a broad challenging program which will stretch your intellectual and creative talents. Working with the latest technologies you will encounter the fast paced world of Computer Games, 3D and Animation, designing and developing game concepts and assets. The academy provides a strong production focused environment bringing theory and practice together and where you will have the opportunity to take your ideas to develop working games and prototypes.

A video game designer must have a strong set of skills, including programming, video graphics and hardware essentials.

Why Gaming, Simulation and Design?

This academy will develop your abilities to design and plan creative game ideas and concepts, and produce artwork and graphical assets for computer games. The academy exposes students to the breadth of the field in the areas of digital media, human-computer interaction, the history and theory of gaming, game design, 2D and 3D graphics, simulation, modeling, and programming.

Coursework

  • Game & Simulation Foundations
  • Game & Simulation Design
  • Communications Technology I-III
  • Game & Simulation 2D Graphic Development
  • Game & Simulation 3D Graphic Animation
  • Game & Simulation Programming
  • Multi-User Game & Simulation Programming

Gaming is not only the fastest growing segment of the technology industry but also the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of analyzing, designing, and developing computer based games in a team environment.
  • Develop the art direction for a 3D game.Demonstrate an understanding of the techniques used to evaluate game mechanics, game play, flow, and game design.
  • Understand the business model commonly used in the game development industry.
  • Describe the complex interaction between video games and players and the role it plays in the popularity of a game.

Times Article on Gulf High’s Gaming Academy Link below

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/new-academy-at-gulf-high-prepares-students-for-careers-in-gaming-industry/2263156