Animation and Game Design Bachelor's Degree - Keiser University
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Animation and Game Design, BS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Pembroke Pines

Program Description

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Animation and Game Design prepares students for successful careers in interactive digital media related fields such as video game design and production as well as 3D modeling and animation. Students will acquire the necessary knowledge and practical application of interactive media theory and processes to grow professionally and academically throughout their careers. Concepts explored are character development, 3D modeling and animation, level design, programming languages and interactive storytelling among others.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:

  • Comprehend various programming languages through quizzes, exams and applied interactive projects.
  • Display the necessary skills to design, model, texture, rig and animate a character to exist within an interactive space through the use of 2D and 3D software and game engines.
  • Demonstrate how to organize and execute a multi-phase production through research, implementing time management plans and producing a functioning multi-level video game.
  • Generate applied art as well as digital media components to include paintings, sculptures, storyboards, audio and illustrations through the use of design software.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • 3D Texturing – 3.0 credit hours
  • 3D Modeling Techniques – 3.0 credit hours
  • 3D Animation Techniques – 3.0 credit hours
  • Level Design  – 3.0 credit hours

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Animation and Game Design, students must earn 120.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Lower Division Animation and Game Design Major Courses (30.0 credit hours)
Digital Image Editing 3.0 credit hours
3D Modeling 3.0 credit hours
3D Texturing 3.0 credit hours
3D Animation 3.0 credit hours
Game Development 3.0 credit hours
Programming Fundamentals 3.0 credit hours
Game Prototyping 3.0 credit hours
Level Design 3.0 credit hours
3D Modeling Techniques 3.0 credit hours
3D Animation Techniques 3.0 credit hours

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )

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Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

Upper Division Animation and Game Design Major Courses (30.0 credit hours )
Character Modeling 3.0 credit hours
Character Texturing 3.0 credit hours
Character Rigging 3.0 credit hours
Character Animation 3.0 credit hours
Environmental Modeling 3.0 credit hours
Pre-Production Team 3.0 credit hours
Production Team 3.0 credit hours
Digital Media Building 3.0 credit hours
Digital Media Assembly 3.0 credit hours
Digital Media Execution 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division Elective Courses (15.0 credit hours )
Persuasion 3.0 credit hours
Communication, Technology and Change 3.0 credit hours
Entrepreneurial Leadership 3.0 credit hours
Social and Creative Arts Entrepreneurship 3.0 credit hours
Project Management 3.0 credit hours
E-Marketing 3.0 credit hours
Curriculum and Instruction 3.0 credit hours
Technology and Education 3.0 credit hours
Student Development and Learning Principles 3.0 credit hours
Interdisciplinary Capstone Experience 3.0 credit hours
Internship 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education Courses (9.0 credit hours )
Management Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Professional Writing 3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking 3.0 credit hours
Workforce Diversity 3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Statistics 3.0 credit hours

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Jessica Kircher

Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.

Belinda Haney

The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.

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Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.

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Anthony Sassano

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

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The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

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