2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Digital Animation and Game Design

Degree Type: Bachelor of Applied Science
College(s): College of Business

Program Requirements

Digital Animation and Game Design, BAS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses, General Education Courses, Concentration Courses and Elective Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

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 courses provide in-depth 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.

Career Opportunities

The DAGD program offers students the opportunity to actively compete in many growing industries such as:

  • Game Design and Asset Creation
  • Product Design
  • Virtual Reality 
  • Furniture / Vehicle Visualization
  • Film
  • Medical Visualization
  • Architectural Flythrough
  • Legal Simulation
  • Web Development
  • Educational Software
  • Independent Game and Animation Development

More Information

School of Digital Media
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle, Bishop Hall 303
Big Rapids, MI 49307
phone: 231-591-2712
fax: 231-591-2060
http://www.ferris.edu/dagd/

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Contracts and Sales
3
3D Modeling - Animation 1
3
2D Visualization - Storyboards
3
Story Devel for Film - Gaming
3
3D Visual Drawing - Sculpture
3
Digital Imaging
3
Intr Game Design - Development
3
Digital Imaging for 3D
3
3D Modeling - Animation 2
3
Multimedia Design
3
Interaction Design
3
Digital Media Productions
3
Junior Project
3
Applied Internship
3
Capstone
3
Intro to Computer Programming
3
Field Production
3
Additional electives including a 300+ advisor-approved elective
12

Application Domains

Choose one
General Application Domain
Level Design
3
3D Modeling - Animation 3
3
Advanced 3D - Character
3
or
Adv Mod-Anim-Vehicle-Structure
3
Applied Digital Simulation
3
or
Digital FX
3
Multimedia 2
3
Audio Production
3
3D Animation Application Domain
3D Modeling - Animation 3
3
Advanced 3D - Character
3
DAGD 380
Array
Adv Mod-Anim-Vehicle-Structure
3
Digital FX
3
DAGD Advisor-Approved Elective
3
Game Development Application Domain
Game Programming 1
3
Level Design
3
Multiplayer Game Program
3
Game Programming 2
3
Applied Digital Simulation
3
Multimedia 2
3
Application Domain Total Hours: 18
A minimum of 40 general education hours required for B.A.S.  An approved list of courses that meet these requirements is available from the DAGD Program Coordinator/Advisor.
40