What is the top animation school program in Oklahoma for 2021?
|1||Oklahoma Christian University||Oklahoma City|
Our 2021 ranking -our tenth annual- of the top animation school program in Oklahoma. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.
Oklahoma Christian University (OC) began in 1950 as Central Christian College, with an enrollment of 97. Today, the school serves 2,250 students enrolled in 60 undergraduate majors and 30 additional areas of study, and seven graduate areas of study. Programs are offered through 14 academic departments operating in one of five colleges (academic divisions). Programs for aspiring animators are offered through the College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Art & Design. Options include a BA, BFA, and BS degrees in Gaming & Animation and a 3D Modeling n& Animation Minor.
The BA is designed for individuals wanting a general background in art or a vocation in the field of arts and its related industries. This 126 credit hour program includes 18 hours of foundation courses, six hours of art and design history, six hours of a foreign language, and 27 hours of gaming and animation. A minor or electives may be used to reach 126 credit hours. Course highlights include 3D Modeling and Animation, Animation Principles, Digital Painting, Gaming and Animation Studio, Motion Imagery, and Team Game Production. A Gaming & Animation Capstone is also part of the program.
The BFA program exposes students to the film, video and animation disciplines and game design. Per the school, the program emphasizes communication design, self-expression, and experimentation. Students will “develop a grasp of industry-level skills and artistic techniques” including texturing, unwrapping, animating, rigging 3D models, game level design, 2D animation techniques, audio production and interactive design.
Course highlights include 3D Modeling & Animation, Animation Principles and Practices, Figure Drawing History of Gaming and Animation, Form and Communication, Illustration, Interactive Media Design, Media Production, Motion Imagery, and Technology of Computer Graphics. Students will also complete Gaming and Animation Studio, Team Game Production, The Business of Branding Yourself, and the Gaming & Animation Capstone.
The BS requires 126 credit hours of study to graduate, including 84 credit hours in the major as follows: computer science core (45), communication (3), mathematics (6), computer science upper division (9), gaming and animation (15), and electives (6). Course highlights include 3D Modeling, Computer Simulation, Human Computer Interaction, Game Technology, Game Programming, Computer Graphics, Game History and Development, Mobile Applications Development, and Team Game Production.
OC’s 3D Modeling & Animation Minor consists of 21 credit hours of study. Course highlights include 3D Animation & Modeling I & II, Digital Sculpting, Game Technology, and Texturing, Rendering, and Lighting.
In addition to preparing students for positions in animation and game design, industries such as 3D visualizations, VR and AR technologies, the Gaming and Animation programs at OC prepare students for careers in 3D visualizations, aerospace, education, energy, finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and VR/AR. Each industry offers opportunities in solution technologies such as database technologies, gaming, Internet, mobile, user interface, and visualization.