New Media and Animation focuses on fine arts and experimental approaches to studio practices. Students work with a variety of methods within a framework that includes the history and theory of New Media in connection with contemporary and traditional art practices.
Coursework introduces digital imaging, 2D Animation, and internet technologies. Advanced Studies include an exploration of 3D Computer Graphics, 2D and 3D Animation, 2D and 3D Interactive Multimedia, Rapid Prototyping, Digital Video, Sound Design, and emerging computer art technologies.
In all levels of coursework, students are encouraged to explore media and materials outside of their focus and discover ways to integrate digital technologies into those disciplines. The New Media and Animation Lab provides students with professional software packages and access to networked workstations, 3D print systems, large-format color printers, and numerous computer peripherals.