Digital Animation and Game Design
Why Choose Digital Animation & Game Design? - Program Spotlight
The Digital Animation and Game Design program is focused on educating students in the latest tools and technology used to create digital and interactive content. The required general education classes are targeted to future employees in digital technology as well as providing general knowledge and skills that will be useful in many aspects of life. The foundation classes provide a depth of knowledge applicable to any digital technology field with classes in design, business, 3D animation, and programming. The recommended electives allow students to further expand their knowledge in a particular area such as programming, 3D animation, and digital effects. Before graduating, all students will also complete an internship to give them the real-world experience and people connections necessary to succeed in their chosen profession.
The DAGD program offers students the opportunity to actively compete in many growing industries such as:
- Game Design and Asset Creation
- Medical Visualization
- Architectural Flythrough
- Legal Simulation
- Web Development
- Educational Software
- Product Design
- Independent Game and Animation Development
Recent high school graduates need an ACT composite score of 17 or 900 on the SAT and a high school grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale). Students transferring from another college should refer to www.ferris.edu and choose -Transfer Student from the "Quick Links" pull-down menu to review Ferris' policy regarding admissions criteria for transfer students. All courses transferred into Ferris must be "C" or higher including courses used in the DAGD required core and recommended electives.
General Education Requirements
All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree is here
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.
Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.
The Digital Animation and Game Design program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of applied science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 CUMULATIVE GPA in all courses and a 2.50 CUMULATIVE GPA in REQUIRED DAGD classes. A minimum of 120 credit hours must be completed for graduation.
School of Digital Media
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle, Bishop Hall 303
Big Rapids, MI 49307