Media creation is the ultimate interdisciplinary study of art, encompassing architecture, sculpture, painting, music, dance, and poetry to create films, images, and games that capture our hearts and shape our culture. Careers in cinema, animation, sound, web, virtual and interactive design are growing as the creative economy continues to grow in demand.
Encompassing art created through technology, Digital Artists choose from three areas of focused study. Students often mix and match to create an program tailored to fit their unique interests and goals.
- Graphic design. The tenets of good design go digital to empower artists to create design and illustration through computerized tools. Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator are at the core of this hands-on program where students draw digitally, manipulate graphics and photos, and learn the ins and outs of good design for print and digital media.
- Media production. Visual communicators cross cinema, documentary and commercial genres to create emotionally engaging video, film and motion media. With a heavy focus on storytelling, students learn editing with Adobe Premiere and camerawork on Canon DLSRs. Partnerships with local media outlets bring the real world into our classroom, while ample opportunities exist for students to begin professional field work as upperclassmen in this program.
- Game design. Art and science converge to create engaging and exciting games, with a focus on theory and programming. Game design students are pushed to develop advanced design and development skills, driven by industry-leading technologies such as GameMaker and the Unity Game Engine.