The Department of Art + Design's New Media and Animation Program leverages an array of technology to create images, animation, and interactive projects. To address the needs of contemporary artists and designers, we offer students a foundation for working with a range of digital tools, an awareness of formal relationships, and strategies for generating and refining design solutions.
Students in the program synthesize traditional and digital skills. In addition, they are able to embrace the role of "conceptual translator" who is able to design for clients while creating self-motivated works. A unifying thread throughout the program is visual storytelling. As a result, we manipulate images, motion, time, and user interaction to convey meaning and create experiences. While there are many ways to apply the knowledge gained in the program, coursework is designed for those who are interested in sequential art, digital illustration, digital modeling, digital photography, compositing, motion graphics, and multimedia interactive projects.