Welcome to the Digital Gaming and Simulation website of the University of Houston-Victoria. Please feel free
to explore our website and learn more about the digital gaming and simulation programs and courses
offered at UHV.
Video game industry has rapidly become a worldwide industry and is among the fastest growing high-tech
industries. Since its advent the gaming industry has been at the forefront of many
advanced technologies and has pushed the computing boundaries beyond ordinary measures. Today with
the fast increase in the computational power of personal computers and vast advances in graphics hardware
and software, taking a rigorous course of study in digital gaming and simulation is an essential educational
path for individuals interested in having a competitive advantage in the growing gaming industry.
The purpose of the Digital Gaming and Simulation (DGS) program at the School of Arts and Sciences is to
provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competency in game design
and development and 3d computer graphics applications. Course-work towards the DGS program can be used towards
the undergraduate degrees in Computer Science or Applied Arts and Sciences. However, its primary purpose is
to provide a well-defined target for students who want to advance their knowledge of modern game design
and development techniques and work with a variety of professionals, from artists to writers to programmers,
to bring the vision for an interactive game or media product to life. The program may be pursued concurrently
with any of the undergraduate degree programs at the University of Houston – Victoria.
Alireza Tavakkoli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Digital Gaming and Simulation Program Director
University of Houston-Victoria | 3007 North Ben Wilson | Victoria, TX 77901-5731 | Phone 361.570.4101