Video Game Design | AAS - Western Iowa Tech Western Iowa Tech Community College

Video Game Design | AAS

Video Game Design is a program of study in game design, interactive software development, and programming. You will develop skills and technical knowledge that apply to traditional artistry, 3D modeling, animation, fundamentals of game engine development, and artificial intelligence for games. You develop an understanding of the full game development life cycle through the art and design process and are able to design, develop, test and deploy interactive software. With an understanding  of the full cycle of creating game software, you can assume responsibility for a specific job within this cycle.

Graduates of Video Game Design can pursue a career as a 3D modeler, animator, game support specialist, game scripter, and game world buildery.

Courses help you develop an understanding of:

  • video game development
  • 3D graphics and animation
  • creative process
  • team collaboration
  • level, art, and graphic design
  • careers in the video game industry.

Associate of Applied Science


Online Campus


Admissions Advisor

Jennifer Conley
Career Navigator
Call  712.317.3471
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book Appointment

Career Information

Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.


Required Classes

For a list of current required classes, visit our catalog at:

Faculty and Staff

Frank Heffner
Video Game Design Instructor
Call  712.317.3400
Sioux City Campus, Room A67L

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** The cost of books varies per program.