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
The purpose of the Digital Gaming and Simulation (DGS) program at the School of
Arts and Sciences is to provide undergraduate and graduate 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.
Computation & Adcanced Visualization Engineering Lab
Please visit our amazing CAVE laboratory website to learn
more about our pioneering work on motion capture, virtual reality, and visualization.
We have amazing students within the Digital Gaming and Simulation program. Both undergraduate and graduate students
have the opportunity to utilize our computing and visualization facilities to create outstanding projects as a part of
their curriculum or as extra-curricular activities.
Please click here to see a list of our currently active students.
We also host a large number of robotics agents at our labs
and have an Artificial Intelligence program with activities targeted for high school, undergraduate and graduate
students. More information is available on the Artificial Intelligence Group's website.