Profiles of Digital Art Degrees, Programs & Schools

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Digital Art Schools in Ohio

Ohio is home to around 59,000 professionals working in Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media  (ADESM) occupations. Digital artists are members of this group. Like other digital artists across the U.S., Ohio-based artists work in the film industry, animation, graphic design, publishing, advertising, commercial art, and many others. While many of Ohio’s digital artists live and work in major cities such as Columbus and Cleveland, smaller towns such as Lorain and Youngstown also have a unique scene. For example, The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown has an entire center dedicated to electronic art and new media, and Lorain County is home to the Lorain Art Museum and Allen Memorial Art Museum, which often feature digital art exhibitions.

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Digital Art Schools in Pennsylvania

While Pennsylvania’s traditional fine art scene in alive and well, the areas of experimental, digital, and other alternative art forms here are growing. Aspiring digital artists and spectators alike may explore digital and experimental art works at major Pennsylvania art museums such as the Carnegie Museum of Art, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In addition, hundreds of art galleries, design studios, and art centers encourage the submission of digital and experimental art, and these art forms are often highly promoted. 

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Digital Art Schools in California

With close to 300,000 salaried professionals working in Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media (ADESM) occupations, California has the highest population of artists in the U.S. and the number is growing. Just a few years ago, the state was home to just over 280,000 ADESM workers. While the population may have changed over the past few years, the top industries for these professionals have remained the same. The motion picture and video industries, radio and television broadcasting, publishing, and advertising are just a few. Fortunately, the State of California houses thousands of employers in these fields. Just a few DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Animation,  Walt Disney Feature Animation, Saatchi & Saatchi, J. Walter Thompson, Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB), SAGE Publications, Alfred Publishing, WB Studio and CBS Studio Center.

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Washington

While the art and culture scene is a major attraction in hip cities like Seattle, Washington’s smaller towns and villages also have a lot to offer locals and visitors alike. Travel to Bellingham—the last major city before the Washington coastline meets the Canadian border, and you will 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 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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Digital Art Schools in New York September 14, 2015

Digital Art Schools in New York

New York is home to the nation’s second largest population of professionals working in Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media (ADESM) occupations as categorized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. California is home to the largest group. While many New York artists still work with paint, plaster, and fibers, many artists today rely heavily on computers and software to create art. Digital artists belong to this group and their technical skills and creativity are in high demand at ad agencies, media firms, animation studios, game design firms, web design companies, and more.

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 Wisconsin Photography

Photographers use digital 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. Talented photographers are in demand in many fields. The industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation are professional, technical and scientific services; radio and television broadcasting; newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers; motion picture and video, and other personal services.

The industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation are professional, technical and scientific services; radio and television broadcasting; independent artists, writers, and performers; newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers, and scenic and sightseeing transportation, water. 

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Krita logo

Do you remember a decade ago, when there was a painting software monopoly? When there were only one or two really good programs to choose from and no competition at all? It sure is nice being a digital artist today, with tons of new software options flooding the market. With so many to choose from now, which are the best of the newcomers though? There’s plenty names to debate, but Krita’s incredible power and impressive speed is quickly making it my favorite new 2D art software. The fact that it’s free and open source only make it even more exciting!

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After Odd School placed 21st on our 2014 Top 100 International Animation Schools list, we reached out for an interview to learn more about their small but tremendously successful school in Lisbon, Portugal. We were so impressed that we asked them to stay in touch so that we could show our readers what their current students were working on. Their one year Advanced 3D Modelling and Texturing class just finished and we’re honored to be able to share the outstanding results from their course in our six part student interview series!

With translation help from their class’s instructor, David Dias, the fourth student we interviewed was Miguel Antero, and you can see his impressive 3D work from the Odd School class below.

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After Odd School placed 21st on our 2014 Top 100 International Animation Schools list, we reached out for an interview to learn more about their small but tremendously successful school in Lisbon, Portugal. We were so impressed that we asked them to stay in touch so that we could show our readers what their current students were working on. Their one year Advanced 3D Modelling and Texturing class finished and we’re honored to be able to share the outstanding results from their course in our six part student interview series!

With translation help from their class’s instructor, David Dias, the third student we interviewed was Vanessa Camacho, and you can see her impressive 3D work from the Odd School class below.

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Odd School Student Interview Diogo Moniz 0

After Odd School placed 21st on our 2014 Top 100 International Animation Schools list, we reached out for an interview to learn more about their small but tremendously successful school in Lisbon, Portugal. We were so impressed that we asked them to stay in touch so that we could show our readers what their current students were working on. Their one year Advanced 3D Modelling and Texturing class just finished and we’re honored to be able to share the outstanding results from their course in our six part student interview series!

With translation help from their class’s instructor, David Dias, the second student we interviewed was Diogo Moniz, and you can see his impressive 3D work from the Odd School class below.

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