Computer Art/Digital Arts

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Unlike other art forms, computer art and digital arts are relatively new developments, paralleling the rise of the personal computer starting in the mid-80s. The recent dramatic increase in computing power has made this technology ubiquitous in our daily lives and in art and design fields. Digital design was once limited to graphics and publishing, and often functioned as simply a faster and more mechanical version of traditional graphic design. But over the last decade, the field has evolved to stand on its own as a distinct area of work, and now also involves media art + design and interactive media as well. Regardless of the technology used, electronic art has as its foundation the same skills in composition, color, typography, and communication as all other areas of design.

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS

Alberta University of the Arts

Calgary, AB

Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI

Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus , OH

Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, WA

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Vancouver, BC

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, MO

Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, CA

Lesley Art + Design

Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA

Moore College of Art and Design

Philadelphia, PA

OCAD University

Toronto, ON

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts

Boston, MA

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Woodbury University

Burbank, CA

GRADUATE DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, , MN

OCAD University

Toronto, ON

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY


Illustrations by Julia Vickerman

Julia Vickerman | Animator and Storyboard Artist

I live in Los Angeles and work for the interactive and animation studio, Puny Entertainment, as a writer, animation supervisor, and storyboard artist for the Nick Jr. show - Yo Gabba Gabba.