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Digital Animation and Game Design, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Big Rapids, MI, United States
The Digital Animation and Game Design program at Ferris State University is focused on educating students in the latest tools and technology used to create digital and interactive content to offer a multitude of futures for its graduates, from 3D animation to simulation to game design. 
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The required general education classes are targeted to future employees in digital technology as well as providing general knowledge and skills that will be useful in many aspects of life. 

The foundation classes provide depth of knowledge applicable to any digital technology field with classes in design, business, 3D animation, and programming. Students can further focus their studies by concentrating in areas of Game Development, 3D animation, or a general concentration that combines the strongest elements of digital media. 

Before graduating this Digital Animation and Game Design program at Ferris State University, all students will also complete an internship to give them the real-world experience and the people connections necessary to succeed in their chosen profession.


The DAGD program offers students the opportunity to actively compete in many growing industries such as:

  • Game Design and Asset Creation
  • Film
  • Television
  • Medical Visualization
  • Architectural Flythroughs
  • Legal Simulation
  • Web Development
  • Educational Software
  • Product Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    121 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Introduction to Game Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Digital Imaging
  • Multimedia Design
  • Animation Preproduction
  • Field Production
  • Digital Media Productions

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Recent high school graduates need an ACT composite score of 17 or 900 on the SAT

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11788 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11788 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Big Rapids

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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