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Games and Animation Undergrad Overview

Choosing Your Path

Games and Animation is a flexible major, allowing students to choose exciting courses to match their career goals. As the name suggests,students start with a game design or animation pathway, with many options to enhance either area – including a full set of new courses in virtual and augmented reality offered by the McClure School. All students complete an overview of media history, storytelling and production techniques before continuing into focus areas such as game design and development, animation and/or virtual reality. These areas are enhanced with courses exploring information technology and networks, as well as scripting and coding. Students in our program also pursue additional credentials such as a business or communication minor, or certificates inentrepreneurship or social media.

Employment

Alumni of the Games and Animation degree have found employment in companies such as:

  • Jim Henson Co.
  • Unity
  • Disney and Disney Imagineering
  • Sony Playstation
  • PopCap Studios
  • Super 77
  • Game-U
  • Blizzard
  • Lightstorm Entertainment
  • Max Gaming Studios
  • Riot Games
  • EA
  • AbleGamers Foundation

Employers outside the gaming industry include:

  • Google
  • Kinetic Vision
  • Enlightener VR (founded by alumni of the program)
  • Neuro Rehab VR

Find Out More

To find out more about the opportunities in the McClure School and about financial aid possibilities, as well as to schedule a campus visit, contact:

Hans Kruse, Ph.D., Director
J. Warren McClure School of Emerging
Communication Technologies
20 E Union Street
360 Schoonover Center
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979
740.593.4890
kruse@ohio.edu