Profiles of Digital Art Degrees, Programs & Schools

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I’ve been professionally writing about the game, film, and tech industries for seven years. With a degree in 3D graphics for game art and design, I have seen, studied, and experienced every aspect of the 2D and 3D video game industry. Over the years I’ve seen how no amount of impressive software can replace impressive individual skill, but in a competitive digital world where every artist has to fight to be the best, it’s imperative to have every possible advantage and always seek more experience in new software and techniques. These are the twenty essential programs that every artist needs to consider training in to become the best in their industries.

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West Virginia Digital Art

A painter’s tool of choice is the paintbrush. A graffiti artist uses spray paint to create art. A digital artist or designers uses computer software as a primary tool to create art for video games, websites, installations, and more. While most artists (especially independent artists) work long hours, digital artists and designers have one of the industries most grueling schedules outside of filmmaking. Deadlines are tight and working until 2 a.m. is common. However, digital artists and designers have such a passion for this type of art, that they welcome the challenge.

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 Wisconsin Photography

Photographers use digital cameras, film cameras, computers, mobile communications, and other equipment to capture images. Some specialize in photographing people, while others may specialize in photographing landscapes, merchandise, animals, events, or other subjects. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, photographers may also “develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints.” In today’s competitive world of photography, chances are, most photographers perform these duties—and then some.

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BGSU

Bowling Green State University may be in the heart of rural Ohio, but it plays home to one of the nation’s largest Digital Arts programs. With tracks that include Computer Animation & Video, Imaging and Interactive Multimedia, BGSU students also have a multitude of specialized courses to choose from that reflect the technological and industry evolutions of the field.

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Photography Schools in Texas

October 12, 2012
Texas

Photographers use special techniques and advanced equipment to capture images. Some use digital film cameras, while others use a combination of digital and traditional cameras to photograph everything from people and landscapes to unusual objects. Photographers may also use film equipment to capture images.

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University of Wisconsin – Parkside

Degrees Offered: B. A. Digital Arts with Concentration in Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration or Web Design

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $7,293, nonresidents $14,866 for the 2012 – 2013 school year.

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Washington

The art and culture scene is a major attraction in hip cities such as Seattle, but Washington’s smaller towns and villages have also proven that they can hold their own in the creative arena. Travel to Bellingham—the last major city before the Washington coastline meets the Canadian border¹, and you’ll find a variety of art venues and organizations such as  The Arts Commission, The Downtown Art Walk, and the Whatcom Museum. Head to Redmond where the active Redmond Arts Commission provides theatrical productions in the park, concerts at City Hall, and more than 100 public art displays by local and regional artists.

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Alderson-Broaddus College

Degrees Offered: B. A. Visual Arts with Concentration in Digital Arts

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate $22,530 for the 2012 – 2013 school year.

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University of Washington

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Design (B. D.) Interaction Design, Visual Communication Design; Master of Design (M. Des.) Interaction Design, Visual Communication Design; Ph. D. Digital Arts and Experimental Media

Tuition Information:  Undergraduate residents $10,740, nonresidents $27,561; graduate residents $11,709, nonresidents $24,069 for the 2012 – 2013 school year.  Tuition does not include undergraduate resident fees of $1,623, undergraduate nonresident fees of $2,355, graduate resident fees of $1,191 or graduate nonresident fees of $1,701 per year.

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DigiPen Institute of Technology

Degrees Offered: B. A., B. S. Game Design; B. F. A. Digital Art and Animation; M. F. A. Digital Arts

Tuition Information: Undergraduate $25,760, graduate $17,500 for the 2012 – 2013 school year.

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