If you’re considering a career in the digital arts, consider this: you won’t find a program that offers a more supportive, immersive, and innovative experience than Chapman’s B.F.A. in Digital Arts.
For starters, there is the medium itself; no area in the arts or entertainment is more vibrant, evolving, or exciting than digital arts. From CG-animated feature films like those from Pixar and Dreamworks to astounding visual effects in movies like Gravity or Avatar to the latest video games or immersive virtual reality experiences, the world of moving images has gone forever digital.
We’re located less than an hour’s drive from the largest and most successful animation, visual effects, and gaming companies in the world. Our students have the advantage of meeting the industry’s top professionals, of touring their companies, and of finding internships and employment in America’s most robust and dynamic digital marketplace.
You won’t find a more advanced learning environment than our new Digital Media Arts Center (DMAC). The DMAC features a 4K-steroscopic theater, an animation lab with both traditional animation pegged drawing discs and digital Cintique tablets, a VFX lab with dual monitors and a 4K workflow, individual study suites with specialized 3D and sound gear, and an art studio. Our curriculum features all of the industry’s prominent software, including Maya, the Autodesk and Adobe Creative Suites, 3DS Max, Nuke–even software to support motion capture using the latest Xsens motion capture suits.
Most importantly, we have teachers with the knowledge and industry experience you’ll need to prepare for this fast-changing art form. Led by Oscar-nominated animation director and industry pioneer Bill Kroyer, our faculty are working professionals with over a century of combined experience in the business who continue to stay current in the latest technology and innovations.
The student culture of the Digital Arts program is truly something special. As a member of our Digital Arts Club you will have the opportunity to attend Saturday seminars, field trips to major studios; and to participate in sketch groups, beach bonfire parties, movie outings, and special guest lectures and more. As a Digital Arts major, you’ll make connections for life.