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Our Philosophy

CU DENVER, DIGITAL ANIMATION CENTER PHILOSOPHY:

University of Colorado at Denver’s ┬áCollege of Arts and Media Digital Animation program will provide an uncompromising level of university-level undergraduate instruction in the theory, practice and application of digital 3D media.
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The goal of the CU-Digital Animation Center is to bring together diverse scholars and practitioners who seek creative imaging and visualization solutions for evolving research and to set them in partnerships with artists of digital media. Such collaborations will provide the visual solutions for explaining and defining complex technical data.
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The core digital program is supplemented by a backbone of course instruction in arts aesthetics as well as critical thinking and communication skills. A Fine Arts foundation in drawing, painting, photography and sculpture contribute an awareness of the physical and theoretical characteristics of the art environment.
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A Liberal Arts foundation core is undertaken to expose the student to a variety of intellectual disciplines and to teach leadership for and communication skills across a wide spectrum of diverse working environments. Through an active network of industry practitioners in Colorado and other states, students will have rich opportunities for advanced learning in real environments through internships and part-time employment.
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The CU Digital Animation Center provides an intense level of expertise, instruction and immersion in digital 3D animation and graphics. The need for digital animation tools that can support visualization, modeling, representation of complex data, simulation, entertainment and the manipulation of a virtual reality is itself a growing “virtual reality”. There is an immense audience eager for the creative abilities of digital artists. The fields to which they will make significant contributions include architecture and urban planning, motion picture and television production, advertising, product simulation, industrial design, litigation support, the full range of the humanities, print and electronic media illustration and visualization, engineering and natural and health science illustration and animation.
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The BFA emphasis in 3D digital animation and graphics succeeds on the vision, creativity, awareness, vitality, emotion and chance taking that pervades and emanates from the faculty. When the student has fully understood the importance of this philosophy then they too will be prepared to go forth to fortify the front line of digital exploration.