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Ferris Statewide Digital Animation and Game Design

Digital Animation and Game Design

Become a Next-Gen Storyteller

All of tomorrow's best stories are told in three-dimensions. They're modeled, rendered and coded. They're intensively interactive. The best stories are no longer simply told—they're designed.

Bring your passion for games and animation to Ferris and leave with the tools you need to join the industry you love and add your voice to the next generation of storytelling. Utilize industry standard and emerging technologies to turn your imagination into pixels and sprites. Specialize in game development or 3D animation and build a portfolio of stunning work that will get you noticed. Your Ferris Digital Animation and Game Design degree will help you get to the next level.

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Local Options

You don't have to go far from home to take your education further at Ferris. You can earn your degree at our Grand Rapids location or at our main campus in Big Rapids. With online resources, a local team of dedicated staff, and the traditional college experience, we're here to help you each step of the way.

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Program Features

  •  Expand Your Options
    Your degree in Digital Animation and Game Design (DAGD) will help you open doors to a wide-range of career options. DAGD grads work for game studios, film companies, software firms and in the automotive, health care, product design and many other industries. It's a visual world, and no one is better positioned to create those visuals than Ferris DAGD graduates.
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  •  Transfer Guides

    We make transferring easy! Check out our transfer guides to see how your community college classes can be applied to your Ferris degree.

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  •  Financial Aid

    Your degree should be worth every penny you put into it. Our Financial Aid team is here to make sure that it is.

    They'll help you maximize your financial aid at Ferris and your community college with scholarships, payment plans, consortium agreements, Employer Tuition Reimbursement, and other high-value programs.

    Head to our financial aid page or schedule an appointment with a financial aid advisor to further explore how we can keep your degree within reach.


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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Digital Animation and Game Design program, you must have the following:

  •  Freshman Admission Requirements
    • 2.5 High School GPA 

    Students with SAT Scores must have 2 of the 3 criteria:

    • SAT ERW score of 450 or higher
    • SAT Math score of 500 or higher (Placement in MATH 109/110 will be considered  - SAT Math score of 480 or higher)
    • SAT Composite of 900 or higher

    Students with ACT Scores must have 2 of the 3 criteria:

    • ACT English score of 16 or higher
    • ACT Math score of 19 or higher 
    • ACT reading score of 19 or higher
  •  Transfer Admission Requirements
    • 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • At least 12 credits, including an English and Math course



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