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Eastern Michigan University

College Of Technology  
 

 

College Of Technology

109 Sill Hall
Ypsilanti, MI,48197
734.487.0354


Contact the college

EMU Information:
734.487.1849

For detailed information, click the following link to visit the program website at : http://www.emich.edu/cot/sag

About the Program

The Simulation, Animation and Gaming (SAG) Program at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a distinctive interdisciplinary program created by faculty from several departments throughout campus. The SAG degree prepares students for careers in designing and developing traditional and digital animation, games, entertainment, film and videos, 3D models, realistic simulations and programming. The SAG program is based on the reality that the entertainment industry is the fastest growing industry today, according to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA)1 and the program contains a unique facet “not specifically addressed by other colleges” in the State of Michigan. The distinctive feature of the proposed program is the simulation component. Also, in the May 2009 issue of the U.S. News and World Report, simulation developer was considered a professional career that was “Ahead of the Curve.”

   

About the Curriculum

General Education Requirements 40 Credit Hours
 
Required Courses 57 Credit Hours

ART 122 Two Dimensional Design

3

ART 123 Drawing I

3

ART 131 Three Dimensional Design

3

CMT 131 Introduction to Computer Graphics System

3

CMT 205 Digital Photo - Technology

3

COSC 111 Introduction to Programming

3

COSC 156 Introduction to Alice

3

COSC 211 Programming Data Structures

3

COSC 215 Scientific Simulation

3

CTAT 141 Audio & Video Production

3

MGMT 386 Organization Behavior & Theory

3

MGMT 486 Organizational Change & Team Building

3

SAG 105 Intro. to Simulation, Animation & Gaming

3

SAG 175 Graphics for Simulation I

3

SAG 225 Graphics for Simulation II

3

SAG 235 Flash I

3

SAG 245 Story Development

3

SAG 285 Studio I - Simulation

3

STS 300W Researching & Writing Techniques

3

 

 
Select from either Cognate A or Cognate B  
 
Cognate A - Required Courses 18 Credit Hours

SAG 275 Texturing & Mapping

3

SAG 305 Environmental Design

3

SAG 355 Lighting   Camera Techniques

3

SAG 375 Studio II - Deconstructing Elements

3

SAG 470 Simulation   Animation Dynamics

3

 

 
Cognate B - Required Courses*: 24 Credit Hours

COSC 221 Computer Organization I

3

COSC 311 Algorithms and Data Structures

3

COSC 456 Computer Graphics

3

COSC 457 Computer Game Programming

3

COSC 461 Heuristic Programming

3

COSC 481 Software Engineering   Senior Project

3

COSC 486 Cooperative Edu. in Computer Science

3

MATH 205 Mathematical Structures for Computer Science

3

*For more information please refer to the Computer Science Department

 

 

 
Capstone Experience (Choose one)  

SAG 485 Senior Project in SAG

3

COSC 485 Senior Project in SAG

3

 

 
Minor Requirements 20 Credit Hours

 

 
Program Total 135-141 Credit Hours

About the Faculty

>>  Dr. Pamela K. Speelman