In this program, you’ll learn to tell compelling stories through digital media. You can choose to concentrate in Animation, Game and Entertainment Design, or Motion Design.
You’ll acquire real-world skills in industry-standard technology, as well as concept development, from leading designers, artists, and entrepreneurs. We begin by training you in the fundamentals of digital tools and their creative applications.
Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to find your own visual style. By graduation, you will be able to meet the demands of a diverse and expanding job market in visual storytelling for film, television, video games, apps, and the web.
Our alumni have thriving careers at companies like Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, ILM, and Nickelodeon.
Digital Media students learn to communicate and tell stories through art, motion, and design.
In Digital Media, students learn to tell compelling stories through Animation, Game & Entertainment Design, and Motion Design. Otis students acquire real-world skills from leading designers, artists, and entrepreneurs. With a fundamental understanding of digital tools and their creative applications, graduates meet the demands of a diverse and expanding job market in visual storytelling for film, television, video games, apps, and the Web. Recent employers include Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, WETA, ILM, Sony Imageworks, Nickelodeon, Electronic Arts, Blind, Brand New School, Imaginary Forces, Troika, Zoic, Sony Online Entertainment, and Blizzard.
Animation students bring characters and stories to life through the magic of computer animation. Using a wide variety of techniques, from traditional 2-D animation to 3-D computer-generated imagery (CGI), students learn to develop narratives that evoke emotion and create the illusion of movement. Special emphasis is placed on storytelling, character design, and acting, as well as traditional drawing skills and business acumen. Animation Career Magazine named us a top animation program in the West.
Motion Design combines typography, graphics, filmmaking, video, images, and sound to communicate ideas. Dynamic visuals for commercials, title design for feature films, TV shows, and websites, and the new and growing field of motion sequences in films and games—all are examples of Motion Design, in which students develop arresting time-based visual imagery that can be applied in a wide range of entertainment fields.
GAME & ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN
In Game & Entertainment Design, students learn to create the visual elements for games, apps, feature films, and other entertainment platforms. Students develop their skills in concept art and visual development, learning the principles and processes involved in creating the first visual representations of characters, environments, and props for films and games. Students also develop the skills to design the gameplay, environment, storyline, and characters of interactive games, apps, and websites. Using the most advanced CGI technologies, students acquire the techniques to create stunning visual effects for films, commercials, and videos.