Students trained in the Game Design and Integration Pathway will develop an overview of basic elements of game design. Upon completion of the pathway requirements, students will find that their skills are highly marketable and will have the training to be employable in an entry level position. Students selecting this pathway will engage in an instructional program that integrates academic and technical preparation combined with hands-on contextual learning, including: project-and work-based instruction, laboratory, and career preparation. Students will explore and develop their innate creative talents to implement designs of their own. Students will research in multiple areas, including graphic composition, modeling, sprite based animation, bone based animation, audio engineering, visual effects, game mechanic design and game programming. Through the completion of this program, students will learn the principles, history, and theory of game design. Also, students will be able to use technical knowledge around equipment, techniques and style. Further post-secondary education is highly recommended and may be required.