Computer Design, Animation & Game Design | Kent State University

Computer Design, Animation & Game Design

The Computer Design, Animation and Game Design concentration gives students the skills and academic knowledge necessary to enter the field of computer animation and the fast-growing field of game design.

Program Introduction

The Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology focuses primarily on the applied aspects of science and engineering and prepares graduates for practice in that portion of the technological spectrum closes to product improvement, manufacturing, construction and engineering operational functions.

The Computer Design, Animation and Game Design concentration gives students the skills and academic knowledge necessary to enter the field of computer animation and the fast-growing field of game design. Drawings and illustrations are brought to life on digital video or film through the effective use of the latest software for capturing and animating hand-drawn or digitally created imagery. In addition, students experience creative possibilities as they explore artistic options and processes through experimental animation and modeling.

The Computer Design, Animation and Game Design concentration can be completed in its entirety at Kent State Stark.

Major Requirements


Why Study Computer Design, Animation & Game Design?

  • Job growth and career opportunities are the greatest in high-technology fields.
  • Learn computer-aided design (CAD) to produce graphic images.
  • Learn multimedia techniques to integrate CAD designs, photorealistic images, sound, text and video clips into audiovisual presentations.
  • Graduates are working at companies such as Walt Disney, Gaslight Press (adventure gaming), EIS Creative Media, Diebold and Tarulli Video Productions.

Graduates are prepared for positions in

  • Modeling and technical illustration
  • Animation and multimedia development
  • Virtual reality production
  • Entertainment, film production and gaming
  • Technical illustration
  • CAD design, drafting and designing

2+2 Degree Option

Students who have completed an associate degree in applied science can complete the last two years of this bachelor's degree through an articulation agreement.

Interested associate degree holders should contact Ryan Bucher to learn how their previous coursework will translate into this degree option.