Quotes“Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.”
― Walt Disney
“The worst thing a kid can say about homework is that it is too hard. The worst thing a kid can say about a game is it's too easy.”
― Henry Jenkins
Where is CSU, Chico located? Back to Top
Learn about local history, restaurants, places to stay, and things to see and do in Chico by visiting the Chico Chamber of Commerce.
How do I apply? Back to Top
To apply to CSU, Chico please visit Admissions and choose from the navigation menu on the left side of the page.
Are there special requirements needed to declare CAGD as my major? Back to Top
Currently there are no special requirements to declare CAGD as your major of choice. You must meet the admissions requirements set forth by the College and once met may declare CAGD as your major.
Is there an additional math requirement for the CAGD major? Back to Top
There is no additional math requirement for the CAGD major. The math required is part of the General Education Requirements.
How does the Computer Animation and Game Development Program (CAGD) differ from Communication Design (CDES)? Back to Top
Computer Animation and Game Development focuses on Computer Animation and Game Development to include courses in 3D modeling, 3D animation, video game design, and digital art among others. Communication Design includes areas of interest such as graphic design, broadcasting, video production, and instructional design among others.
How does the Computer Animation and Game Development Program (CAGD) differ from the Art Department (ARTS)? Back to Top
Computer Animation and Game Development focuses on Computer Animation and Game Development to include courses in 3D modeling, 3D animation, video game design, and digital art among others. The Art Department provides a traditional fine art background in drawing, sculpting, painting, ceramics, and other fine art media.
What does CAGD focus on? Back to Top
CAGD focuses on the areas of Computer Animation and Game Development. The Program centers around teaching students to collaborate in teams to produce video games and animations by obtaining knowledge through courses such as video game design, 3D modeling, 3D animation, and digital art.
How do I learn more about CAGD? Back to Top
You have taken the first step in learning about CAGD by exploring this website. If you have more questions about the program you can email CAGD or if you would like to set up an appointment to visit the Program on campus please click here.
Do I need a laptop for CAGD? Back to Top
Yes, the CAGD Program requires the purchase of a laptop. For information on the specifications for a laptop please click Laptop Requirements and direct your attention to the CAGD Majors column under Details.
Will I need a drawing tablet for CAGD? Back to Top
Yes, after taking Computer-Assisted Art (CAGD 110) a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet is required for Concept Design and Storyboarding (CAGD 117) and will be used throughout the remainder of courses in the Major.
For CAGD 112, Digital Photography, the digital camera will need to have manual controls specifically for shutter speed, aperture, and white balance as well as a 16GB or higher SD memory card. For a helpful resource, visit DPReview and search for a camera with full manual Photography Features.
How do I make an appointment to see the Advisor in CAGD? Back to Top
Is there a club to join in the Computer Animation and Game Development Program? Back to Top
The Computer Graphics Club (CGC) is a student-run organization in the Computer Animation and Game Development Program. Please visit CGC to learn more about the club, how to join, and current events.