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The Game Animation and Design degree prepares students to create animations, design and develop video games, and incorporate art assets using game industry tools.

For more information about Computer and Information Science, please visit the program page

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: CIS.AAS.GAMEA

Program Requirements
CIS 1199Introduction to Game Industry3
CIS 1200Game Design3
CIS 1201Advanced Game Design3
CIS 12112D Game Development3
CIS 1212Game Asset Creation3
CIS 1400Programming Logic and Technique4
CIS 22123D Game Development4
CIS/MPTV 2332Game Animation3
CIS 2290Game Development Capstone Project I4
MPTV 1311Introduction to Animation3
MPTV 1313History of Animation3
MPTV 1320Experimental Animation3
MPTV 1324Motion Graphics and Special Effects I3
MPTV 23313-D Animation I3
ART 1101Drawing I3
PHYSI 1100Physics4
ENGLI 1101English Composition I3
or ENGLI 1105 Workplace Writing
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Small-Group Communication
Introduction to Business Communication
General Education
Select one course from each category: 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Mathematics (1000 level or above)
Total Credits64

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
MPTV 1313 History of Animation 3
ART 1101 Drawing I 3
CIS 1199 Introduction to Game Industry 3
MPTV 1311 Introduction to Animation 3
ENGLI 1101
English Composition I
or Workplace Writing
Second Semester
CIS 1400 Programming Logic and Technique 4
CIS 1200 Game Design 3
CIS 1211 2D Game Development 3
CIS 1212 Game Asset Creation Ad File Optimization 3
MPTV 1320 Experimental Animation 3
Third Semester
CIS 1201 Advanced Game Design 3
CIS 2212 3D Game Development 4
MPTV 2331 3-D Animation I 3
Gen EdMathematics 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
CIS/MPTV 2332 Game Animation 3
CIS 2290 Game Development Capstone Project 4
MPTV 1324 Motion Graphics and Special Effects I 3
PHYSI 1100 Physics 4
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Small-Group Communication  
Introduction to Business Communication  
 Total Credits64

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.