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MFA in Digital Animation and Interactive Media at Ohio State

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 15, 2008, midnight
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The Department of Design at The Ohio State University, in collaboration with the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), invites applications for the MFA program in Digital Animation and Interactive Media. This MFA provides opportunities for experienced animation students to develop his or her own artistic vision in a research environment for multidisciplinary and collaborative activities. At OSU, digital animation extends beyond traditional forms to exploration of new and emerging technologies. Real time graphics and virtual environments, performance animation, game art, responsive and interactive media and installations are approaches which expand the definition and application of digital animation, providing new ground for the design and creation of meaningful content by the animation designer.

The primary location for creative work in this program is the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design within Ohio State’s College of the Arts. ACCAD has been a leader in research and instruction in computer graphics, animation and emerging media for nearly three decades. ACCAD provides a collaborative research environment that fosters technical and educational innovations, encouraging collaboration with faculty and students from a range of fields. The networked facility offers students high-end hardware and graphics software, a motion capture laboratory, and a real-time interactivity and VR lab. Students have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects that may form the basis of their thesis work.

Graduate Research Assistantships and Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available to qualified applicants. This support includes tuition remission and a monthly stipend.

More information and application is available here.
Potential applicants with questions may inquire at accad@accad.osu.edu

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