Computer Animation and Game Development BS

Total Units Required: 120

Students photograph the inside of the Bidwell Mansion to collect photos that will be converted into an immersive virtual reality format.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation and Game Development is designed to teach the skills necessary to succeed in a career in game development, animation, or CGI/VFX. Within the degree are two options, one in animation production and one in game development, which provide instruction and practice in the specific skill sets, tools, and techniques used in those industries.

The option in animation production. Students learn the core components of production, from conceptualization to end product, as well as industry pipelines, workflows, and more. Beyond core coursework this option offers two course groupings, allowing students to focus on either 3D animation or computer-generated imagery (CGI). Our animation production alumni are employed at entertainment companies around the world, including Disney, Pixar, Sony Imageworks, Weta Digital, and more.

The option in game development. Students learn the fundamentals of game development, including level design, game scripting, and production. Students also learn and practice game development workflow, rapid prototyping, agile development, and industry-standard tools. Game development alumni are employed at game companies including Epic Games, 2K, Ubisoft, Blizzard, and more.