Computer Design, Animation and Game Design - A.A.S.

Regional College
Dean's Office
384 Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2279
rcdean@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/regional-college


Description

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Design, Animation and Game Design provides students with coursework in design, animation, game design and virtual reality. Computer-aided design (CAD) is used throughout the program for computer modeling and multimedia development. This program prepares students for entry-level positions as technical illustrators, drafter/designer technicians in business and computer animation and game design industries, as well as in the field of multimedia development. This major articulates with the CAD for Manufacturing certificate, the Engineering Technology bachelor's degree program and other select bachelor's degrees.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Tuscarawas Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate entry-level skills in design, animation, game design and virtual reality.
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive skills in drafting/designing and multimedia development.
  3. Demonstrate thorough understanding of professional engineering and ethical responsibilities with illustrations with real-world cases.
  4. Demonstrate an ability for effective oral, graphic and written communication.
  5. Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.

University Requirements

All students in an applied or technical associate degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE: University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements, please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Kent Core (see table below)15
Total Credit Hour Requirement60
Some associate degrees require students to complete more than 60 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 3
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ARTS 14000DRAWING I 3
CADT 120002D GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY 3
CADT 120013D MODELING AND TEXTURING 3
CADT 22003SOLID MODELING 3
CADT 22004COMPUTER ANIMATION AND GAMING 3
CADT 22005MULTIMEDIA AND GAME DESIGN 3
CADT 22010DIGITAL SCULPTING TECHNOLOGY 3
MERT 12000ENGINEERING DRAWING 3
or TECH 13580 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I
Major Electives, choose from the following:9
DRAWING II
ADVANCED CAD
CAD: ARCHITECTURE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPUTER ANIMATION AND GAME DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
C SHARP PROGRAMMING
COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BMRT 11000INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
or BUS 10123 EXPLORING BUSINESS
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
COMT 20001C++ PROGRAMMING 3
or COMT 20011 JAVA PROGRAMMING
or CS 10051 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (KMCR)
ENG 20002INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
or ENG 20021 INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Kent Core Basic Sciences3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:61

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
ARTS 14000 DRAWING I 3
CADT 12000 2D GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY 3
BMRT 11000
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
or EXPLORING BUSINESS
3
MERT 12000
ENGINEERING DRAWING
or ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I
3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
CADT 22003 SOLID MODELING 3
COMT 20001
C++ PROGRAMMING
or JAVA PROGRAMMING
or INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (KMCR)
3
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
Major Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
CADT 12001 3D MODELING AND TEXTURING 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ENG 20002
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
or INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
3
Major Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
CADT 22004 COMPUTER ANIMATION AND GAMING 3
CADT 22005 MULTIMEDIA AND GAME DESIGN 3
CADT 22010 DIGITAL SCULPTING TECHNOLOGY 3
Major Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:61