Ohio University

Games/Animation

The Games & Animation (G&A) emphasis area encourages students to explore the production of computer animation and digital games while also providing an understanding of the management and leadership roles in these industries. Students may choose from the following classes:

MDIA Foundation/Core (take all five)

  • MDIA 1010 - Evolution of Media
  • MDIA 1020 - Media & Creative Process
  • Production Basics (Choose 2)
    MDIA 1200 - Audio Production Basics MDIA 1300 - Digital Media Production Bascis
    MDIA 1400 - Video Production Basics
  • MDIA 2010 - Media Analysis and Criticism
  • MDIA 2011 - Business of Media

MDIA Foundation/Core (choose one)

  • MDIA 3150 - Global Media Systems
  • MDIA 3172 - Public Media
  • MDIA 4015 - Media & Development
  • MDIA 4140 - New Media and Communication Technologies
  • MDIA 4141 - Satellite Media and Communications
  • MDIA 4170 - Media and the Muslim World
  • MDIA 4176 - Technology, Communication, and Culture

G&A Intro Classes - (Choose three; one from each category)

Animation

  • MDIA 2500 - 3D Modeling & Animation I

Games

  • MDIA 2401 - Digital Game Design

Storytelling

  • MDIA 2202 - Non-traditional Storytelling
  • MDIA 2201 - Short Form Media Scriptwriting
  • MDIA 2701 - Visual Storytelling
  • FILM 2020 - Intro to Film: Film Analysis
  • FILM 3430 - Screenwriting

G&A Advanced History/Industry (Choose one)

  • MDIA 2100 - Entertainment Law & Finance
  • MDIA 2110 - Media Theory & Research
  • MDIA 3102 - Media Content Management
  • MDIA 3105 - Audience Research
  • MDIA 3110 - Advanced Media Criticism
  • MDIA 3160 - History of Computer Graphics
  • MDIA 3807 - Art of Editing
  • MDIA 3810 - Women in Media
  • FILM 4310 - Film History I (FILM)

G&A Advanced Production (Choose two)

  • MDIA 3303 - Sound for Moving Images
  • MDIA 3401 - Game Development I
  • MDIA 3500 - 3D Modeling & Animation II
  • MDIA 4401 - Game Development II
  • MDIA 4405 - Digital Games Capstone
  • MDIA 4500 - Narrative Animation
  • MDIA 4705 - Media and Web Delivery
  • MDIA 4801 - Motion Graphics
  • MDIA 4805 - Compositing
  • MDIA 4905 - Special Topics in Games & Animation
  • FILM 4440 - Media Arts Management (FILM)

A thirteenth class (TBA) will be required in the emphasis area.