Computer Animation and Game Development

Previously named Applied Computer Graphics, Computer Animation and Game Development (CAGD) is the new name for our program focusing on, you guessed it, computer animation and game development! This change was not taken lightly and after much discussion it was decided that this new name will accurately and precisely convey what our program has to offer students interested in this exciting and diverse industry.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about what our program focuses on and offers students the opportunity to achieve through hard work and perseverance. We welcome any questions you may have about Computer Animation and Game Development so please feel free to contact us at CAGD anytime.

Collaborate with teams to make video games or animations.

3D Modeling - Group

  • Video Game Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • 3D Animator
  • 3D Modeler
  • 3D Rigger
  • Texturer
  • Concept Artist
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Graphic Artist
  • Storyboarder

Do you want to make the most of your creative mind?
Computer Animation and Game Development is your answer!

The Computer Animation and Game Development Program is housed in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management:
Program Director
Clarke Steinback
O'Connell Technology Center Room 235
(530) 898-5418
Program Office
O'Connell Technology Center Room 236
Map of O'Connell Technology Center on Chico State Campus



APCG Changes Name to Computer Animation and Game Development!

Program name change effective Fall 2014!
Read about it in ECC Connections pages 20 to 22.

Scholarship Opportunities

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarship opportunity for women and minority students!



CAGD Student, Shelby Martin, Awarded 2014 Merit Scholarship:

More about the scholarship here, Rawlins Merit Scholarship. Since 2006, eight CAGD students have been recipients of this prestigious award.

24 Hours Animation Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the CAGD animation team who took 3rd place with their animation, Mathamanimals



College of ECC Dean Finalists

College of ECC dean finalists are holding receptions with students at the following times:

April 21 - 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM - SELV 104 - Dr. Ricardo Jacquez

April 24 - 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM - OCNL 434 - Dr. Cesar Carrasco

April 28 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM - KNDLl 207/209 - Dr. Rupa Purasinghe

Global Game Jam 2015

CAGD gets recognized for Global Game Jam 2015!


Media Arts Festival Finalists

The 2014 CSU Media Arts Festival Finalists have been announced! Congratulations to both Beach Body and Mathamanimals for making it as finalists in the Animation category! We are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication demonstrated by our devoted students.

Mandatory Advising

Mandatory advising takes place each academic year in the Spring Semester. Advising must be accomplished prior to the Fall registration deadline or a hold will be placed on the student's account and registration will be impossible until the mandatory advising requirement has been met.


Online Advising Appointment Scheduling

Please visit the following link to make an appointment: Appointment Scheduling

ECGA Winners!

The 2014 ECGA winners have been announced! Congratulations to all of our winners. We appreciate all of the student submissions for the ECGA and enjoy viewing all of your hard work!


CAGD Computer Graphics Club


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