Digital Design
All Campuses
Intake 1 (February), Intake 2 (May), Intake 3 (August), Intake 4 (November)
Campus, E-learning

This degree is ideal for you if you’re interested in pursuing a career in animation and game design. Whether you’re passionate about creating compelling characters, designing immersive environments, or developing engaging game mechanics, this program provides the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this exciting industry.

The Bachelor of Arts in Animation and Game Design is a three-year program that is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge required for a career in the creative industries. This program combines theory and practice to equip students with the tools needed to develop their own unique creative voices and succeed in the highly competitive fields of animation and game design.

Over the course of the program, students will explore a range of topics, including 2D and 3D animation, game design theory, visual storytelling, sound design, and interactive design. Students will have the opportunity to work with industry-standard software and hardware, and learn how to use game engines and platforms to develop games for a variety of platforms.

The program is structured around a series of courses that build upon each other, allowing students to develop their skills and knowledge over time. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to work on a range of individual and group projects, culminating in a capstone project in animation and game design.

Upon graduation, students will have a comprehensive portfolio of work that showcases their abilities in animation and game design, and will be well-positioned to enter the creative industries as animators, game designers, concept artists, 3D modelers, and more. The program will also integrate relevant historical and cultural contexts of Nigerian animation and game design industries, to enable students to understand the African creative landscape and opportunities for innovation.

The game industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with revenues estimated to reach over $200 billion by 2023.

Entry requirements

We are delighted that you are considering one of our courses at ICCA. To ensure that you meet the entry requirements, kindly take note of the following:

  1. Candidates must possess a minimum of five credits at the O’level, including Mathematics and English, which are compulsory subjects.

  2. In addition to meeting the academic requirements, candidates will be required to attend an admission interview. The interview will provide an opportunity for our admissions team to assess your suitability for the program and determine your potential for success in your chosen field.

  3. Candidates with at least five years of industry experience in their chosen field, will qualify for automatic placement into the second year of their chosen program. Such candidates must display exceptional talent, skills, and a substantial portfolio. Our admissions team will consider your experience, talent, and skills alongside your portfolio during the admission process.

We believe that the entry requirements for our courses will ensure that our students have the necessary skills, talent, and academic background to excel in their chosen fields. We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to our creative arts college in Lagos, Nigeria.

Course structure and modules

Year 1, Semester 1:

  • Introduction to Animation and Game Design
  • Drawing and Sketching
  • Fundamentals of 2D Animation
  • Game Design Theory

Year 1, Semester 2:

  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Animation
  • Game Development
  • Visual Storytelling


Year 2, Semester 1:

  • Sound Design for Animation and Games
  • Advanced 3D Modelling
  • Advanced Game Design
  • Interactive Design
  • Elective (Compulsory)

Year 2, Semester 2:

  • Rigging and Character Animation
  • Advanced 3D Animation
  • Game Engines and Platforms
  • Concept Art
  • Elective (Compulsory)


Year 3, Semester 1:

  • Production Pipeline
  • Advanced Interactive Design
  • Game Programming
  • Motion Capture

Year 3, Semester 2:

  • Special Effects
  • Portfolio Development
  • Advanced Game Development
  • Final Project in Animation and Game Design

Note: The elective courses could be pulled from other disciplines such as, Digital Photography, Creative Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Music Production or any other relevant course that the student may choose in consultation with their academic advisor.

How you study

At ICCA, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible learning experience. To achieve this, we offer a flexible approach to studying that combines in-person lectures with e-learning. This approach allows our students to balance their academic pursuits with other commitments and provides a learning environment that suits their individual needs.


€3,850 per academic academic year. 

Note: 70% of fees must be paid before commencement of intended program.

Career opportunities

Graduates of Animation and Game Design have a range of exciting career opportunities to explore. They can pursue careers as game designers, game developers, character animators, visual effects artists, 3D artists, concept artists, and more. Graduates can work in various industries such as gaming, advertising, film, and television. They can also work in software development companies, design firms, animation studios, and post-production houses.