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Gam­ing + Animation

Join the $138 billion game industry, a market segment that has surpassed both the film and music industries in size with projections for the upward trajectory to continue. A college degree in gaming is a program we take seriously. OC approaches the monstrous industry from multiple angles: design, programming, music and social media.

Degree Plans

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OC Jumps in Global Rankings

  • #1 Animation Program in Oklahoma (Animation Career Review, Princeton Review, PC Gamer 2020)
  • #37 Video Game Design (Princeton Review, PC Gamer 2020)
  • #20 Best Video Game Design Colleges (Successful Student 2019)
  • #10 Animation Program in Southwest (Animation Career Review 2020)

From OC to Activision

Alex Hallenbeck is an OC Gaming & Animation graduate who now works for one of the top gaming companies on the planet: Activision!

While at OC, Alex was a student leader in the Gaming & Animation program, participated in OC's Global Game Jam, and supported the International Game Developers Association student chapter as our Career Liaison! Hear him talk about all the ways OC helped him find his calling.

2020 Stu­dent Reel

OC Gaming + Animation students merge art and technology, combine creativity with strategy and consistently focus on fun. Check out some of their experiments, work and accomplishments in game design.

Stu­dents from dif­fer­ent areas of study across cam­pus unite over the love of gam­ing to form the

OC Eagles Esports Club

Good Game meets Good Works! OC’s team launches with TESPA, the leading network of college gaming clubs. For the Eagles first competition, OC enlisted as a club with Extra Life, which unites thousands of gamers worldwide to play games in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised over $50 M for sick and injured kids!

Masters of the virtual word, our Esports team has been winning competitions even amid COVID-19. Nothing can stop our Esports Eagles as they've hosted many 3v3 tournaments throughout the summer.

Want to see more? Check them out on Twitter!

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Careers in the Game Industry

A degree in Gaming & Animation design will prepare you for a job as…

Multimedia Artist and Animator: 8% job growth

Median salary $72,520

Storyboard Artist: 50% male/female

Median salary $66,000

Video Game Producer

Median Salary $79,000

Game Content Designer and Writer

Median salary $65,520

Join a City That’s Ready to Play

Oklahoma City offers a solid list of opportunities for internships, networking and professional mentorship.

Create your niche at the top gaming and animation school in Oklahoma. Located within a city that embraces art, culture, music and gaming; professionals often share their experiences with us on campus, and we go visit area studios. Where will your G+A degree take you?

Game Development Companies in Oklahoma

GoldFire Studios, Vaporware Studios, KeyBridge Technologies, Steelehouse, Iconic Games, Eyeshock, NonLocality Software, K20 Center Digital Game Based Learning, Tekton Games, Above and Beyond Software, Prismic Studios, Salamander Games, The End Studios, Absurdist Productions, Pround Games, F5 Games and Picardy Third Entertainment

Animation Production Companies in Oklahoma

Nextthought Studios, 6 Strong Media: OKC, Steelehouse Productions, 77 Twelve Media, Mckissick/Gregory Productions and Praetorian Graphic Solutions

Visual Effects Companies in Oklahoma

77 Twelve Media, Eaton Design and CVW

Tech Specs

Hone your craft with the proper tools. At OC you’ll work with industry leading hardware.

  • Cox Digital Art Lab - This workhorse lab for graphic design, digital painting and 3D modeling has 24 iMac workstations with Wacom Cintiq drawing tablets.
  • Kicker Audio Lab - Designed by Kicker engineers, includes a 22-watt bank of speakers known as the "Wall of Boom."
  • Baugh Motion Capture Lab - Bring creations to life with the Optitrack Motion Capture system supported by student workstations plus a NEW dedicated computer and a Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 camera.
  • Sparks Advanced Visualization Lab - This hub for VR/AR features 20 workstations with a 27” PC display and 22” Dell Canvas drawing tablet. Each four-person pod surrounds a 65” HD display for group collaboration. You will also find a Formlabs 3D Printer, a Glowforge CNC Plotter and HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Microsoft HoloLens equipment.
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Learn 29 Soft­ware Programs

Maya, 3ds Max, Mudbox, MotionBuilder, Arnold, Speedtree Studio, Adobe Creative Cloud (10+ programs), Houdini, SketchUp Pro, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Cinema 4d, V-Ray, Zbrush, Realflow, QuickTime Pro, RenderMan Unity 3d, Unreal Engine, Blender, GameMaker, 3d Coat, Marvelous Designer, Keyshot, ToonBoom Harmony 12 Advanced, Da Vinci Resolve, Optitrack, Motive - Say that three times fast!

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practice your superpowers as a G+A Student
Gaming and animation

1‑Up your audio in the Kick­er Audio Lab and start build­ing your own AAA game.

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