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  • California State University Chico

    -- Chico, California 
  • 400 W 1st St
    Chico, California 95929
  • 530-898-4891
  • [email protected]
  • CAGD - Game Design (BSc, - A focus on prototyping from paper to electronic publishing, - Teach design philosophy before implementation by a group team, Game Design, Tools: GameMaker, Unity, and Unreal, 4 Years)
    For a position in Game Design

    CAGD - Computer Animation (- A focus on story boarding, planning, and 3D tech., - Create 3D animated short films with fellow students, Computer Animation, Tools: Maya, Substance, Photoshop, Zbrush, and Fusion, 4 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

  • Campus:Yes         Online: Yes
  • In state: 7040 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
    Out of state: +372 US Dollars (USD) per Unit
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 24:1
  • Computer Animation and Game Design course. A net major with two subsets which are computer animation and game design. Students can choose which pathway to take, or try to acquire a dual major with both. The major focuses on three ideas. Communication: The CAGD major focuses on group communication. From freshman courses to senior, students will be working together in groups the size of two to fifty. By doing so students become experienced with working on large teams likely to be found in the industry. Pipeline: Early in the major students learn about industry pipelines and development styles. A great importance is placed on planning projects and setting up how each goal is going to be achieved. Students learn how to make a proper timeline, task list, and design document or storyboard before they even begin work. Independence: Although students work in a group it is important for each person to act independently to finish tasks and find solutions. By forcing students to ask for help on their own they are prepared for when there is no faculty guiding them in the industry. if they need answers they will need to look online, ask a classmate, or test in their free time. The major has a student connection in the form of the Computer Graphics Club (CGC). The CGC has weekly meetings split into industry news, discussion/presentation, and commentary. Its goal is a meeting place for active CAGD students with a focus on study, improvement, and fun.