Media Art & Design

Ringling College of Art & Design
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Ringling College of Art & Design

This is a broad, new, evolving area incorporating combinations of electronics, interactive media, programming, sound art, three-dimensional modeling and video. As a field with somewhat blurred boundaries, it has some basis in the fine arts but mainly makes use of design skills and computers. Communication is usually at the center of this work, so students are aided by a knowledge of graphic design and visual theory, as well as computer software. Graduates of Media Art and Design programs are prepared for a variety of careers, such as independent studio artists, designers, programmers, web developers and more.


Alberta University of the Arts

Calgary, AB

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Vancouver, BC

Lesley Art + Design

Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA

Moore College of Art and Design

Philadelphia, PA

NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

Halifax, NS

OCAD University

Toronto, ON

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Portland, OR

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Woodbury University

Burbank, CA


Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

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

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Jonathan Dorfman & Szymon Weglarski | CG Animators

Jonathan Dorfman and Szymon Weglarski, both Pratt Institute B.F.A. graduates in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media, launched their digital animation/VFX company, HiFi 3D, in 2010 to provide high-end animation production services for a variety of media, from commercials to feature films. The partners won a 2012 Emmy for “Outstanding Special Visual Effects” for their work on the HBO show Boardwalk Empire. The Emmy-winning sequence appeared in the episode “Georgia Peaches,” (Season 2, Episode 10). It involved a waterfront scene where contraband is being unloaded from a cargo ship. The challenge was that there was no ship. Dorfman and Weglarski were responsible for creating a period- accurate, photorealistic freighter that was completely computer generated.