, an animated short film by DPA students Karl Jahnke, Jordan Gestring, Chuqiao Wang, and Junyan Wang, has been selected by the Russian International Film Festival
in the One Minute Narrative category!
DPA welcomed Grazia Como, Bert Poole, and Nicole Dial of DreamWorks Animation on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Grazia Como presented a Company Overview, and Bert Poole gave a presentation on Lighting for Animated Films at DreamWorks Animation. We look forward to hosting them again next year!
This summer, eight DPA students participated in a ten-week intensive production event in which they created two, 15-second short films, Craving Crustacean
& To Shell and Back
, under the mentorship of top supervisors from DreamWorks Animation. View the videos on vimeo
Starting in academic year 2015/16, DPA to offer training for mobile and console game production, with state-of-the-art game software and design education. DPA students interested in video games education will receive hands-on and team training as well as exposure to all aspects of game development.
New DPA MFA Students: Please join us on Tuesday, August 18 for the DPA MFA New Student Orientation. Check your email for details. The Graduate School
Orientation for new graduate students will take place on Friday, August 14. Please refer to their website for further information.
Victor Zordan has been named the new Director of
Digital Production Arts. Previously, an Associate Professor
in the department of Computer Science and Engineering
at University of California Riverside (UCR), Dr. Zordan
co-directed the Riverside Graphics Lab in developing
cutting-edge techniques in graphics and animation as
well as the UCR Brain Game Center for Mental Fitness
and Well-being aimed at adding effectiveness to brain
training through game design principles. DPA is excited to welcome Dr. Zordan as its new Director August 1, 2015.
DPA is excited to announce the expansion of its MFA program, to be housed in the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center in Charleston, South Carolina. The facility, currently under construction near Clemson University’s Restoration Institute campus in the south end of the former Naval Base, is scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2016, and to begin offering DPA MFA program in Fall of 2016. To be added to our mailing list for expansion updates, please email email@example.com
with the subject line "ADD ME." [more]
Congratulations Alex Beaty for winning Best Animation, Best Directing, and Best Overall awards at the 2015 Gold Reel Student Film Festival
, on the animated short film Peanut Butter Jelly
Congratulations Gina Nearing & Alex Beaty for winning the "2015 Outstanding MFA Student in Digital Production Arts" award. The School of Computing Awards ceremony took place on Friday, April 3, 2015.