Our Information

Gaming, Simulation & Visualization (VTD) 

Phone: (208) 885-7083
Fax: (208) 885-9428
E-mail: vtd@uidaho.edu

University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2491
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2491

What it Takes

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Prepare for Success

Students and professionals in virtual technology and design are drawn to the power of technology, and want to use their creativity to unlock its potential and to discover the possibilities of merging technology and design. Our students have diverse skills and career goals. Some are skilled at fine art, computer science, storytelling or composing. Others are passionate about video games and want to develop animation and electronic entertainment. To prepare while still in high school, take courses in art, design, computer science and math.

Your First Year

The four-year degree program offers a unique multidisciplinary curriculum that integrates course work in both technology and virtual design. We recommend the following classes for first-year virtual technology and design majors:

  • Introductory Virtual Design
  • Introduction 3D Modeling
  • Animation
  • Integrated Art & Design Communications
  • Integrated Design Process
  • Drawing as Integrated Design Thinking
  • Introductory English
  • Introductory Math
  • Integrated Seminar
  • Introductory Psychology
  • General Physics