Computer Animation and Game Development

Welcome to the Computer Animation and Game Development (CAGD) Program! Our focus is on providing students with the skills necessary for success in the technically challenging fields of Game Development and Computer Animation.

  • game design concepts
Zach Brown Digital Art Concept
  • game scripting
  • concept visualization
  • character and story development
  • camera shot and lighting analysis
  • 3D modeling
Home office with African Theme
  • rigging
  • and animating
Animation example image

Further study leads to animation production environments for those in the animation option and game studio environments in the game design option.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about what our program focuses on and how hard work and dedication can open up opportunities to our students in these exciting career fields. 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
  • Video Game Producer
  • Game Programmer
  • 3D Animator
  • 3D Modeler
  • 3D Rigger
  • Texturer
  • Concept Artist
  • Special Effects 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


Congrats Dan Schmittou!

Congratulations to Dan Schmittou on becoming the CAGD representative for the ECC Leadership Council!

Big thanks to alumni, Alisha and Nathan!

Thanks to Alisha Thayer and Nathan Harling for coming down to the Computer Graphics Club, and doing an open forum on how it is being in the Games Industry!


Online Advising Appointment Scheduling

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

Scholarship Opportunities

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarship opportunity for women and minority students!


CAGD Computer Graphics Club


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