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  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

    -- Edinboro, Pennsylvania 
  • 219 Meadville Street
    Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16444
  • 814-732-2760 or 814-732-1171
  • 814-732-1170
  • Game and Virtual World Development (BSc, 4 Years)
    For a position in Game Design

    Computer Animation (BA/BGA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

  • Campus:Yes         Online: No
  • In state: 6240 US Dollars (USD) per Year
    Out of state: 9360 US Dollars (USD) per Year
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 9360 US Dollars (USD) per Year
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 19:1
  • The Game and Virtual World Development track in Computer Science is offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in close cooperation with the Art Department, whose Film/Animation program is consistently ranked one of the top fifteen programs of its kind in the country. The targeted position titles are

    • Game Designer,
    • Game Programmer,
    • Software Engineer,
    • Game Tester,
    • Programmer/Analyst, and
    • Project Manager.

    The curriculum requirements include such courses as

    • Object-Oriented Programming,
    • Game Programming,
    • Introduction to Graphics,
    • Artificial Intelligence,
    • Game Design and Development,
    • Three-Dimensional Design,
    • Animation I,
    • Computer Animation I,
    • Computer Animation II, and
    • Senior Project in Gaming.

    In support of the curriculum, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science maintains two laboratories: A teaching laboratory containing current Microsoft developer's software and an open laboratory. In conjunction with the Department of Physics, the department also maintains a 24-node Beowulf cluster. The close community enjoyed by our faculty and students encourages participation in faculty/student research projects.

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Applied Media Arts or Studio Arts is available with a concentration in Film/Animation from the university's widely renowned Art Department.

    The program offers direct, hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technology including professional studio/field film and video cameras, lights and sound recording equipment, non-linear video editing systems, animation rostrum stands, a large green screen area,  Screendigital scanners, animation line testers, and both 2D and 3D computer animation work stations.

    A student may concentrate in

    • film/video production,
    • character animation,
    • computer animation,
    • experimental animation, or
    • multi-media production.

    Some of the program's graduates have worked on such feature films as:

    • Ice Age,
    • Dawn of the Dinosaurs,
    • Coraline,
    • Bolt
    • Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 
    • Ratatouille,
    • The Water Horse,
    • Horton Hears a Who,
    • Night at the Museum
    • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe,
    • Ice Age 2: The Meltdown,
    • Robots,
    • The Day After Tomorrow
    • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,
    • Thumbelina
    • Pocahontas,
    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame,
    • Hercules,
    • Mulan.