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Computer Animation and Game Development

Who Majors in Computer Animation and Game Development?

Do you want to make video games or animations? Do you want to be a digital animator, video game producer, 3-D modeler, texturing specialist, VFX designer, storyboard developer, game programmer, or other graphics expert? Do you want to make the most of your creativity? If so, Computer Animation and Game Development can help you develop the skills in demand in the video game and entertainment industries. Computer Animation and Game Development is the synergy of creativity and technology, and affords you an opportunity to put your imagination to work in this realm of collaborative teams creating multimedia experiences.

What Can I Do with a Computer Animation and Game Development Degree?

Computer Animation and Game Development combines art and technology as a means of expressing innovative ideas. Our students design rich multimedia environments that communicate, inform, and entertain. The global presence of multimedia in our world provides a growing variety of career destinations. Our diverse student population enters careers in the lucrative fields of video games, film and television, commercials, web applications, and business solutions, as well as scientific research and a host of other enterprises. The need to communicate effectively using multimedia formats is embedded in all fields of study and work, and reaches everyone's lives. Thus, the Computer Animation and Game Development program provides the avenue for innovative and motivated students to pursue a wide variety of exciting career opportunities.

What About a Computer Animation and Game Development Minor/Second Major?

All fields of study or work need or could use rich multimedia environments to communicate, inform, or entertain. The art, technologies and creative nature of Computer Animation and Game Development offer innovative career opportunities when combined with domain specific knowledge from another discipline. The Computer Animation and Game Development program encourages students to consider minors or second majors to support their career aspirations.

Honors in Computer Animation and Game Development

If you perform well in your major courses you may be invited to pursue an individual research project working closely with a faculty member whose area of expertise matches the topic you wish to investigate.

Internship Program

Internships are an invaluable means to gain experience in your field and provide a tremendous opportunity to make connections in industry. By providing practical experience in courses and projects, the Computer Animation and Game Development program helps provide the background for internships and encourages students to pursue these opportunities.

Faculty

Computer Animation and Game Development is interdisciplinary by nature, and the faculty reflect this by their diverse academic and artistic backgrounds, complemented by industrial experience. All have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, and engage in professional development.

Academic Activities

Activities in the Computer Animation and Game Development Program revolve around its applied nature. Students in the program have opportunities to gain practical experience through on-campus production studios (Chico State Game Studios, IMC Productions, etc.) as well as many student projects through the Computer Graphics Club - the student organization for the major. These experiences aid the student in honing production skills and understanding the production pipeline along with establishing the networking that is critical for careers in the industry.

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