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Virtual Technology & Design (VTD) Programs

Prepare for your career as an emerging designer, builder, storyteller or researcher through the virtual technology and design programs at University of Idaho's College of Art and Architecture (CAA). Set against the backdrop of one of the nation's fastest-growing states, our programs offer cutting-edge, sustainable virtual design education.

In our bachelor’s degree and certificate programs, you craft virtual experiences that impact how individuals engage with work and leisure. Tackle intricate challenges in industries like entertainment, healthcare and more with technology-driven design skills.

Through our interdisciplinary curriculum and notable faculty and staff, you gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art design studios and collaborate with real-world clients to prepare for your future career. Whether you're interested in gaming, animated films or simulations, our programs equip you with the tools to innovate in diverse applications.

Learn to create virtual technologies for gaming, animated films, simulations, business and education, and other applications while studying art and design, computer science, animation, storytelling and much more. Help us transform the digital world!

Virtual Technology & Design Degree Programs

Explore CAA’s undergraduate VTD degree and certificate programs.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Virtual Technology & Design

Study art, computer science and animation under the lens of designing virtual technologies. Review the B.S. in Virtual Technology and Design degree program roadmap.

Major in Virtual Design

Virtual Technologies Certificate

Complete 12 course credits and gain applicable knowledge in virtual world-building.

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VTD Roadmap, Goals and Research Topics

VTD IDEATION - Roadmap, goals and research topics
See the skills, like storytelling, user experience and coding, that you can expect to learn as a VTD major. Prepare for potential discussions, and set goals for what you want to accomplish.

NASAD Accreditation


The Virtual Technology and Design program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). NASAD is the U.S. accrediting agency for art and design and related disciplines.

Accreditation by NASAD ensures that our programs are of high academic quality and integrity, and that we meet the recommended guidelines and professional standards in art and design education across the nation. These standards include small class size, high-quality instruction, and rigorous curricular requirements. 

Apply Your Knowledge

Grow your skill set and network through research projects and internships. University of Idaho offers the latest technologies that help you build your professional portfolio, and CAA faculty research can inspire you to pursue your own innovative ideas.

Get Involved in Undergraduate Research

Elevate your knowledge and career prospects by earning a master’s degree in integrated architecture and design from CAA. Here, conduct research, complete real-world projects and deepen your design skills with an emphasis on VTD.

Explore the M.S. in Integrated Architecture and Design

Discover What’s Next

We invite you to join us in reshaping the digital landscape with a bachelor's degree or certificate in virtual technology and design from the College of Art and Architecture. Discover emerging technologies and unleash your imagination.


Virtual Technology & Design

Physical Address:
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2481
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2481

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9429