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Game Design program

Digital Animation and Game Design

 Options: Bachelor's

 Locations: Main Campus, Statewide

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. In our Digital Animation and Game Design (DAGD) program, you will 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.

Internationally recognized as one the best, the Princeton Review ranks our program among the top-50 best game design programs worldwide. As a result, your Ferris Digital Animation and Game Design degree will get you noticed by employers and help you take your career to the next level.

Program Details

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Career Opportunities

As a Digital Animation and Game Design graduate, you will have the edge in a wide variety of growing industries, including: 

  • Game Design and Asset Creation
  • Film
  • Medical Visualization
  • Architectural Flythroughs
  • Legal Simulation
  • Web Development
  • Educational Software
  • Product Design
  • Independent Game and Animation Development

In-Demand Skills

As a Digital Animation and Game Design student, you can expect to learn how to:

  • Create and manipulate 2D textures and images
  • Model, rig, light, animate and render 3D characters and scenes
  • Edit, manipulate and develop digital video
  • Author interactive applications and games
  • Design and create 3D game level mods
  • Develop interactive web sites
  • Build content in industry leading game engines
  • Prepare a professional portfolio and demo reel
  • Find digital animation and game design work in the real world

Student Demo Reel

Our students create incredible, professional-level work in our classrooms. Want proof? Explore some of the the very best work of Digital Animation and Game Design students in our demo reel.

Screnshot from a student video game production, overlay reading Watch Student Demo Reel