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Digital Animation and Game Design Transfer Guide for Oakland Community College

Ferris Program: Digital Animation and Game Design
Degree Type: Bachelor of Applied Science
Ferris College: College of Business
Transfer School: Oakland Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Total Credits Required: 120-121
Catalog Year: 2022-2023

General Education Requirements

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39-40 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute. Ferris State University General Education www.ferris.edu/gened.

  •  Communication Competency

    The upper level English requirement can be met one of three ways. The first way is taking ENGL 311, 321, 323, or 325. The second way is taking two courses with the Communication Across the Curriculum (CATC) attribute and one course with the Oral Communication (COMM) attribute. The third way is by taking three courses with the Communication Across the Curriculum (CATC) attribute.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 105 or COMM 121 or COMM 221 or COMM 251 Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking or Small Group Decision Making or Argumentation and Debate 3 COM 1290 or
    COM 1600 or
    No Equivalent or
    No Equivalent
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENG 1510
    ENGL 211 or
    ENGL 250
    Industrial and Career Writing or English 2 3 No Equivalent or
    ENG 1520
    (Choose 1 of 6) ENGL 311 Advanced Technical Writing 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 6) ENGL 321 Advanced Composition 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 6) ENGL 323 Proposal Writing 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 6) ENGL 325 Advanced Business Writing 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 6) Varies (Consult Advisor) 2 Communication Across the Curriculum (CATC) Courses and 1 Oral Communication (COMM) Elective Course - 200 Level or Higher; Excludes COMM 200 or 201 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 6) Varies (Consult Advisor) 3 Communication Across the Curriculum (CATC) Courses 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 114 or MATH 115 Quantitative Reasoning for Professionals 2 or Intermediate Algebra 4 or 3 MAT 1525 or
    MAT 1150
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Natural Sciences Electives 6 Varies
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Culture Electives 9 Varies
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Self and Society Electives 9 Varies

College Requirements

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81 Credits Required

  •  Major Courses

    52 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    DAGD 100 3D Modeling and Animation 1 3 CAD 1105
    DAGD 103 3D Visual Drawing and Sculpture 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 104 Digital Imaging 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 150 Introduction to Game Design and Development 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 155 Introduction to Coding for Games 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 201 Animation Preproduction 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 204 Digital Imaging for 3D 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 230 3D Modeling and Animation 2 3 No Equivalent
    TDMP 243 Field Production 3 PHO 2800
    DAGD 260 Multimedia Design 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 305 Portfolio 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 310 Interaction Design 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 315 Digital Media Productions 3 No Equivalent
    BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3 BUS 2030
    DAGD 340 Junior Project 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 491 Applied Internship 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 498 Seminar 1 No Equivalent
    DAGD 499 Capstone 3 No Equivalent
  •  Electives

    8 Credits Required. In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree, a student must have a minimum of 120 credits. The electives required for each student may vary depending on courses taken. Based on how a student meets the programmatic requirements, they may need more or less than 8 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.50 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Electives (Advisor Approval) 8 Varies

Concentration

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21 Credits Required

Choose One Concentration

  •  3D Animation Concentration (AN3D)
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    DAGD 280 Digital Sculpting 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 301 Animation Techniques 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 335 3D Modeling and Animation 3 - Rendering, Lights, and Materials 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 345 Contemporary Tools and Techniques 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 375 Advanced 3D - Character 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 385 Advanced Modeling and Animation - Vehicle and Structure 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 430 Digital FX 3 No Equivalent
  •  Game Development Concentration (GMDV)
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    DAGD 255 Game Programming 1 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 300 Level Design 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 302 Procedural Animation Techniques 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 320 Multiplayer Game Programming 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 355 Game Programming 2 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 420 Applied Digital Simulation 3 No Equivalent
    DAGD 460 Multimedia 2 3 No Equivalent
  •  General Concentration (GDAG)
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    TDMP 136 Audio Production 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 255 Game Programming 1 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 280 Digital Sculpting 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 300 Level Design 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 301 Animation Techniques 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 302 Procedural Animation Techniques 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 320 Multiplayer Game Programming 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 335 3D Modeling and Animation 3 - Rendering, Lights, and Materials 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 345 Contemporary Tools and Techniques 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 355 Game Programming 2 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 375 Advanced 3D - Character 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 385 Advanced Modeling and Animation - Vehicle and Structure 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 420 Applied Digital Simulation 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 430 Digital FX 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) DAGD 460 Multimedia 2 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 6 of 15) Varies Elective Course (Advisor Approval) 3 No Equivalent

Program Contact Information

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College of Business
School of Digital Media
(231) 591-2712
[email protected] 

Ferris Statewide - Oakland Community College
(586) 263-6773
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • SAT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
    2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109 or 110 will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
    3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher. 
  • ACT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
    2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
    3. Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114 or 115 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].