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Digital Media Team Wins Third at Disney Imagineering Competition

Engineering with imagination. This simple concept has propelled Disney's many theme parks and perfectly encapsulates the synthesized relationship between design and technology. Imagineering is now a full-fledged field in its own right, one that continues to grow and has need of emerging talent. 

Animating Across Borders and Gender Divides

“I have four sisters, and when I was young, I was not supposed to play with girls,” says Dubai native Jacob Alqahtani (BFA Digital Media, Animation ‘17). “It’s a culture thing, but I didn’t like it. So I want to highlight the issue of gender separation.” Jacob, who specializes in character design, describes his idea for an animated feature film: “The story is about a boy and a girl who don’t get along, but through hardship and adventure across the mysterious Arabian deserts, they learn to get along in the end.”

Remembering Tyrus Wong

Alumnus Tyrus Wong, celebrated animator, ceramicist, painter, and kite maker passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016. Wong graduated from Otis College of Art and Design (then the Otis Art Institute) in the 1930s, and while exhibiting artworks around Los Angeles, he began working in the film industry as a production illustrator. It was his evocative concept art for Walt Disney's "Bambi" that would ultimately lead him down the path of becoming one of the most celebrated Chinese American artists of our time.

Cheers to a Creative and Inspiring 2017!

 

 

Otis Game Design Program Ranked Top 10 in the West

Animation Career Review has released its 2016 Game Design School Rankings. Otis College of Art and Design placed #34 nationally and #10 out of the West Coast programs considered.  

Otis Ranked #11 of West Coast Animation Programs

Animation Career Review, an industry resource for aspiring animation, design, and gaming professionals, has published their 2016 rankings of Animation School Programs.

Digital Media Students Collaboration with SeePolitical Featured on Huffington Post

Digital voter education platform SeePolitical has once again partnered with Otis College of Art and Design students to empower voters by providing vital information via fun, concise, animated videos.

Otis Graphic Design Ranked in Top 10 by Animation Career Review

Animation Career Review, an industry resource for aspiring animation, design, and gaming professionals has published their 2015 Graphic Design School Rankings. Otis College of Art and Design has been ranked #3

Alumna April Amezquita Chosen for the Nickelodeon Artist Program

April Amezquita ('15 Digital Media) is one of five artists recently chosen for the 2015 Nickelodeon Writing and Artist Program. The Nickelodeon Artist Program is aimed at nurturing emerging talent for positions within its animation studio. Amezquita will be working on the animated children's television series Shimmer and Shine on Nick Jr. 

 

Alumnus Tom McKimson

Tom McKimson (‘25), born in 1907, established his career as a pioneering animator through his work at the Warner Bros. studio, where he created such characters as the legendary Tweety Bird. He was the older brother of notable animators Robert and Charles McKimson.