Interactive Technologies include degree and certificate programs in Computer Gaming and Simulation and Digital Media and Web Technology.
Computer Gaming and Simulation is part of a rapidly growing and exciting new industry. Gaming is not only the fastest growing segment of the technology industry but also the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry. Gaming is not just about entertainment -- game technology is increasingly being applied in a variety of settings, from medical and corporate training to advocacy, advertising, and emergency response simulation.
Digital Media and Web Technology is a relatively new field. Web designers often work with project managers, programmers, information architects, marketing professionals and others on the appearance and architecture of Web sites and systems. They can work in a broad variety of settings, including marketing departments, design firms, advertising agencies and other organizations. A web developer is a programmer who specializes in the development of World Wide Web applications, or distributed network applications that are run over HTTP from a web server to a web browser.
Areas of Study
The Computer Gaming and Simulation degree presents students with an introduction to the skills needed to explore this emerging technology area of game and simulation development. Students can specialize in game programming, game production and design, or game art and animation.
Completion of this degree will expose students to core game development skills and theory, introduce gaming and computer simulation technology applications, and provide an introduction to computer graphics technology. Electives allow students an opportunity to further explore their particular area of interest.
Students may transfer this degree to complete a bachelor’s degree in gaming and simulation. Read more about the gaming program and transfer options at www.studygaming.com
The Digital Media and Web Technology program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career or to continue studies in digital media and web development. This program teaches technologies involved in designing and developing user interfaces, websites and web applications, as well as mobile and web server programming. Students may focus their studies on user interface development, web development, or mobile development or take courses from some or all of the focus areas. The curriculum prepares students for a variety of entry and mid-level positions as user-interface developers, web developers, web designers, digital media and multimedia specialists.
- Fully equipped computer labs with industry standard software, scanning, and professional printing equipment.
- Organic Motion OpenStage2 real-time active motion capture environment with 14 cameras
- 3-D animation Macintosh lab with Makerbot 3-D Printer
The Washington, DC, region is a major center for careers in gaming, simulation, animation, web and mobile design. Graduates from Montgomery College are working in these areas as game developers, quality assurance testers, level designers, production artists, graphic designers, art directors, animators, web developers, and company executives.
Many DC-area companies contact the Media Arts & Technologies Department for interns or entry-level positions; faculty members forward information about these opportunities to students in order to enhance their employment and career advancement prospects.
Courses in Interactive Technologies help you develop marketable skills, for various applications, including vocational interests, earning an associate's degree or certificate, and transfer to a four-year institution. If you are interested in any of the degree or certificate options, please consult an academic adviser in the Media Arts & Technologies Department.
For more information, contact:
Gaming and Simulation: Deborah Solomon / 240.567.5136
Web Development/Web Design/Graphic Design for the Web: Katherine Hubley / 240.567.7522
Animation: Erik Swanson / 240.567.4417