Game/Simulation/Animation Visual Design

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The mission of the Game/Simulation/Animation Visual Design program is to prepare students for employment as Game / Simulation Designer, Graphic Artist, and 3D Animator.


The Game/Simulation/Animation Visual Design program is project-based and focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following rudiments of the game and simulation industry: production planning, elements of production design, elements of visual design. Students will learn how to create environments and characters for use in game/simulation productions.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

The Game/Simulation/Animation Visual Design program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

B082100 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 600 Hrs
DIG0070 A Game/Simulation Designer 300
DIG0071 B Game/Simulation Graphic Artist 150
DIG0072 C Game/Simulation 3D Animator 150
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

While completing the Game/Simulation/Animation Visual Design program, students take the following exams:

  • Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop CC)
  • AUTODESK 3ds Max (optional)
Adobe Certified Associate Autodesk Certified User


The State Board of Education has approved statewide articulation agreements to provide credit for successful completion of industry certification through the Gold Standard program.

  • Adobe Certified Associate (Flash), Adobe Systems – 3 credit hours toward the AAS/AS degree in Internet Services Technology


Upon successful completion of the Game/Simulation/Animation Visual Design program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Digital Media Technology AS degree – 9 credits

Program Cost

  • $2,508.23
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

August 10, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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