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B.F.A. in Digital Art and Design

B.F.A. in Digital Art and DesignIn the digital age, the artist’s palette overflows with new opportunities for creative expression in industries that barely existed a decade ago. The 129-credit Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Design is tailored for students with strong computer and design skills who seek training in the latest technologies and the chance to transform the visual landscape of technologies yet to come.

Students learn the fundamentals of art history, drawing and illustration and apply long-established principles to the evolving aesthetics of computer-generated art and electronic media. They engage with the hottest apps, social networking programs and Web- and video-based games that are transforming the entertainment, publishing and advertising industries. Course topics include desktop publishing, vector-based drawing, visual effects, digital print making, digital graphics, 2D and 3D modeling and animation, video game creation and development, interactive media and multimedia on the Internet.

Through direct interactions with professional artists and designers in class, hands-on practice at the Campus’ state-of-the-art studios and digital labs, creation of sophisticated and interactive portfolios and professional experience in required internships, students in the B.F.A. in Digital Art and Design Program are primed for careers in magazine and Web design, TV, film and video production, animation, video game design and information technology. Students in the B.F.A. in Digital Art and Design Program have interned at such companies as SONY, Hachette Filipacchi Media, United Business Media, Time Warner and Hearst Publications.

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