48 months
21578 USD/year
21578 USD/year
12471 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Science degree in Animation Game Design from Kent State University provides the key concepts, creative tools and principles of diverse skills in fundamental and advanced technical knowledge of modeling, animation and game design.

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The Animation Game Design program from Kent State University prepares students for careers by developing technical competency, creative/independent problem solving and conceptual understanding necessary for the challenges of a career in the creative industries. Upon graduation, students have created a professional-quality portfolio to enter the field of content creators and are prepared for jobs in technical illustration, two- and three-dimension modeling, game design, animation, artistic production and exhibition. Students are guided in selecting courses that support a given concentration. They can take courses in various aspects of art, design and film/video.

The Animation Game Design major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Animation concentration involves bringing motion to still objects or displaying a sequence of still images to create the illusion of motion or life. Animation involves more than just character motion; it includes motion graphics, video editing, special effects, cameras and video output. Students learn how to animate characters, elements of environments and graphics.
  • The Game Design concentration provides the environment and content creation in two- and three-dimension models. The focus is on the design part of game environments to be used on platforms such as personal computers, smart phones and game consoles. 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate current skills in two- and three-dimension modeling, animation and game design.
  • Apply design thinking to technological problems, including demonstrating familiarity with design thinking applicable to their professional work.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethics (and legal issues) closely associated with fields of modeling, animation and game design.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills — both verbally and in written form — with technical, business and design professionals, including effective communication as individuals and as part of a project team.
  • Participate in and lead multidisciplinary project teams, demonstrating theoretical and practical understanding of team dynamics.
  • Demonstrate appreciation for diverse cultures and individual differences and reflect that appreciation in their work.
  • Engage in continuous learning, as well as research and assess new ideas and information to provide the capabilities for lifelong learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Two Dimension Graphics
  • Modeling and Texturing 
  • Fundamentals of Mixed Reality
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Gaming and Culture
  • Animation Theory
  • Solid Modeling
  • Animation and Game Design Practicum (Elr)
  • Two-dimension Communication
  • Modeling for Architecture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National: Feb. 1 - Application Deadline for Merit Scholarship Consideration


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • New first-year applicants must finish secondary school in their home country by the time of enrollment to be eligible for university (comparable to the completion of senior high school in the U.S.). A student who has previously enrolled in a post-secondary (higher education) institution is required to apply as a transfer student.
  • First-year undergraduate applicants should meet the minimum requirement of GPA 2.5 on a U.S. 4.0 scale.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21578 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21578 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    21578 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21578 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12471 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12471 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 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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