Our new media and digital art concentration represents the oldest established media arts program in the state and has been in existence for more than 40 years.
The program embraces the aesthetic, conceptual, technical, and social impact of technology based art. Our progressive curriculum encourages fluency in video art, digital cinematography, computer generated imagery, digital sound design, and multi-media installation art while providing a strong knowledge base of contemporary and historical digital art pioneers. Experimentation across a wide range of methodologies is supported and encouraged to prepare motivated students for success in the rapidly evolving field of digital media.
Graduates from our new media and digital art and Animation concentrations have gone on to careers as media artists, academics, independent film makers, post-production artists, and entrepreneurs; graduates have presented their work at the Cannes Film Festival, and have worked on such films as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One and Part Two, Looper, Men in Black 3, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
The new media and digital art program is taught in the Digital Media Resource Center and the New Media film studio in Fletcher Hall. The studio features hexa core workstations with multiple monitors and Wacom Cintiq inputs running the latest in cutting edge software including Adobe Creative Cloud, the Red Giant Production Suite, PixelFarm PFTrack, and Autodesk Maya, Backburner and Mudbox. The studio also houses a variety of 35mm camera systems, Blackmagic Ursa 4K Cinema cameras, a 56 core render farm, sound recording booth, and a 650 sq. ft. green screen studio.
New Media and Digital Art Studio
The Media Art studio is located in Fletcher Hall room 125 and 209 (the DMRC). The total instructional space detected to Media Art is 2000 square feet. The Media area is located in 125 Fletcher Hall consists of a Green Screen production studio that includes HD digital cameras, tripods and lighting equipment and storage space. In addition to room 125, the New Media and Digital Art courses utilize a detected instructional studio in the College of the Arts DMRC located in Fletcher Hall room 209. The DMRC provides students access equipment that allows computer animation, interactive imaging, video editing, image processing and sound design. The DMRC is outfitted with over 40 computers (both PC and Mac) with animation and computer art software.