Visual CommunicationAssistant Professor
Tuan Ho, Assistant Professor in Art and Art History, specializes in research and development of gaming technology. He started his college education with an interest in medicine and finished with a bachelor of science in Biology. Upon graduation, he wanted to pursue a career in entertainment computer games. After several years of honing his skills, he entered his first game company, Eidos-Ion Storm. There he worked on a multi-million dollar role-playing game called Anachronox. Shortly after, he began teaching architectural 3D design at Richland Community College and continued in the gaming industry as a freelance artist. Richland College switched him to Interactive Simulation and Gaming Technology once the program started.
While teaching and freelancing, he completed his Masters of Arts in Art and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Currently, he is perusing his Doctoral degree with research based in gaming technology. He has contributed to UT Dallas through teaching classes for three years as a Visiting Assistant Professor, a Adjunct Instructor, and a Teaching Assistant. More opportunities arose and he began teaching at UT Southwester Medical Center Biomedical Communications Program. H used his knowledge of Science and gaming to teach prototyping and animatics to the graduate medical illustrators.
He is currently teaching the Game Studio class. The class was a success producing three prototype games that shows off the artistic talents of the students and their understanding of gaming technology.