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Bachelor of Science in Digital Technology & Design with a Concentration in Digital Animation Online


Channel your creativity into a rewarding career in thriving industries such as film, TV, advertising, animation and video game development.

Next Apply Date: 6/10/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24
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Next Apply Date: 6/10/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24

Program Overview


Our 100% online digital animation undergraduate degree at a glance

As a student of the A-State online B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Digital Animation Concentration program, your artistic abilities will expand by working with 2D and 3D visual effects, motion graphics, and digital illustration. In addition to growing your creative talents, you will also build your acumen in communication, creative writing and psychology.

Throughout the bachelor’s degree in digital animation coursework, you will explore the foundations of program writing, digital design software, project management methodologies for advanced digital design plans, and inspiration, ideation and implementation of design principles. You will graduate with a portfolio of work that synthesizes your programming and design skillset, showcasing your potential as a digital animation trendsetter.

Prepare for careers such as:

  • Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Digital Illustrator
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • VFX Artist
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Digital Illustrator
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • VFX Artist
  • Medical Illustrator

Learn industry-relevant skills that employers seek:

  • Digital illustration
  • Graphic design
  • 3D content creation
  • Game design asset creation
  • Digital design project management
  • Digital illustration
  • Graphic design
  • 3D content creation
  • Game design asset creation
  • Digital design project management

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of undergraduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online undergraduate programs.

Per Credit Hour: $276
Transfer Credits: Up to 90 hours
Credit Hours 120
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Tuition


Low tuition plus financial aid packages are available to those who qualify

A-State’s online programs are affordable and convenient. You may also qualify for financial aid. Learn more.

The B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Digital Animation Concentration online program offers the same low, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included .

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $276
Tuition Per Course: $828

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Calendar


The schedule for our online digital animation program

Our B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Digital Animation Concentration is a flexible online program featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/6/244/22/244/26/245/2/245/3/246/21/24
Summer 26/24/246/10/246/14/246/20/246/21/248/7/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 6/10/24
Start Class 6/24/24

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Admissions


Applying to A-State is easy – just follow these steps

Arkansas State University has a streamlined admission process that makes it easy for you to enroll in the B.S. in Digital Technology & Design – Digital Animation Concentration online program. Enrollment specialists are available to walk you through the admission process, so you will be able to complete your application quickly.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.0 GPA for transferring credits

There are several paths to admittance at A-State:

  • If you have 13 or more transferrable college credit hours, you would be admitted if you have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been out of high school for five years or more, you would be admitted if you:
    • Have a high school diploma or state-approved equivalent
    • Have completed 12 or fewer earned college hours
    • Have never enrolled as a student at A-State
    Note: If you’re admitted as non-traditional first-time freshman, you may be required to successfully complete a predesignated curriculum of 12 hours (Certificate or Non-Degree). Upon successful completion, you will be transitioned to a degree seeking program.
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been in high school within the last 5 years, you would be admitted if you have one of the following:
    • 3.0 cumulative high school grad point average (or GED test score equivalent), OR
    • 19 minimum ACT super score or minimum 990 combined SAT super score, OR
    • Class rank in the top 20% of your graduating class

Application Submission Requirements

Submitting your application takes three easy steps: filling out the application, submitting your documents and paying the application fee.

  1. When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps on the online application.
  2. Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit all official college transcripts.
  4. Submit official high school transcripts (if applicable).
  5. Submit official ACT/ SAT test scores (if applicable).

Note: If you have 0-12 transferrable college hours, test scores will still need to be submitted for reporting purposes to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE); however, they are not needed for an admission decision. Accuplacer test scores are an acceptable alternative to ACT/SAT scores.

If you have any questions along the way, call us at 866-621-8096 and we’ll be happy to help answer questions.

Document Submission Address

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
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2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


Requirements for the online digital animation courses

To earn your Bachelor of Science in Digital Technology & Design with a Concentration in Digital Animation, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. The program includes 38 credit hours of general education courses, 27 credit hours of major courses, 12 credit hours of concentration courses, and 43 credit hours of electives. You can finish faster by transferring previously earned credit hours. Transfer credit hours will be evaluated during the admission process.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

These courses must be taken to complete your degree.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn basic computer skills that can be used immediately, throughout college and beyond. Emphasis is on learning basic office applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation graphics.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to Windows programming using Microsoft Visual Studio or a similar integrated development environment. Students learn to write programs using an object oriented programming language and incorporating sequence, selection, and repetition structures. Prerequisite, ISBA 1503. Fall.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Instruction and practice in the writing of poetry, fiction, and drama. May be repeated with change of literary category.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to design literacy, color theory, typography, composition, and digital design software.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course features app design concepts, prototyping app interfaces and user testing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The internship features supervised work in a professional graphic design setting. May be repeated for credit.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an advanced project-based course for creating applications for Android and IOS devices. Students use their knowledge from previous courses to develop fully publishable applications within small teams. (students take twice)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course focuses on the creative workflow of iOS app development.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on issues of how human culture impacts the individuals behavior, attitudes, and mental health.
These courses must be taken to complete your degree.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to illustration using computer applications. This course requires three or more hours per week outside of class.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Foundations in creating digital 2D content for ani­mation, interactive, and game design, including vector art, lighting, sprites and other methodolo­gies. This course requires three or more hours per week outside of class.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course features foundational instruction in the art of creating digital 3D content for applications in animation, interactive and game design and in the production of physical objects utilizing 3D printing and laser cutting technology.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Design for screen focusing on effective use of typography, graph­ical elements, sound, video and motion, including simple animations, logo and shape motion and environmental visual effects. This course requires three or more hours per week outside of class.
You must complete 43 credit hours of electives to satisfy the 120 credit hours required for this program. Courses must be chosen with the assistance of an advisor and per your degree plan. Electives can come from any courses offered as long as prerequisites are met.

Students must take the following courses.

First-year course - Students must take the following Making Connections online course. If you transfer in more than 12 credit hours, you will not be required to take the Making Connections course. You may replace that 3-hour course with a 3-hour elective course.

First-year course (3 hours)
UC 1013

Departmental (3 hours)
COMS 1203

Communication Requirement (6 hours)
ENG 1003
ENG 1013

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)
Students must take MATH 1023 or any MATH course that requires MATH 1023 as prerequisite.

Arts and Humanities Requirement (6 hours)
MUS 2503
ENG 2003
ENG 2013

Social Sciences Requirement (9 hours)
POSC 2103
SOC 2213
PSY 2013

Life Science Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete BIO 1003 with BIO 1001 lab.

Physical Sciences Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete CHEM 1043 with CHEM 1041 lab.

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