Oklahoma Christian University provides a wonderful opportunity to get a degree in gaming and animation. Game artists and animation students are introduced to the tools and principles used by the animation and game development industries. Integral to the university’s game development philosophy is the notion that you don’t just spend your time in classes, but also go on studio and conference field trips, and explore animation and game development career opportunities. The curriculum is pretty broad, covering traditional, 3D, and experimental animation. Their classes do not just concentrate on 3D modeling, but also involve learning texturing, rigging and game production. Also included are courses on the history of film, video, and animation, which can serve as an excellent way to get the necessary background knowledge for game development.
The Garvey Center for the Arts is the home of the program. It offers spacious studios and labs, drafting/drawing tables, easels, model stand and ample computer equipment as well. Plus there’s a 1,200-square-foot University Art Gallery, where works of prominent artists and students are featured.
For eight years running, this program has been selected as one of The Princeton Review and PC Gamer Magazine’s top institutes for game design in North America.
Named among the “Top 10 Game Design Schools and Colleges in the Southwest” by animationcareerreview.com.
Named among the “27 Best videogame Colleges” by SuccessfulStudent.org.
Now teaching Gaming and Animation at Oklahoma Christian University, Jeff Price draws from over 20 years of experience. Price's experience in the design and development of websites and web-based communications, as well as interactive multimedia and CD-ROM projects, led him to launch Price Media Group in 2000. Price has won several industry awards in video, animation, interactive, and print design.
OC’s G+A Faculty and their talented students have built a nation-leading program. The entire faculty are involved in external research and creative consulting. Many of our instructors are working film animators, game designers and art directors. Several successful students have gone on to work for studios such as Dreamworks, Treyarch, Sony Imageworks, Rooster Teeth, Riot Games and several others.