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Austin Media Arts& Animation School

I want to create my own future.

Arc Welding Process Diagram All kinds of industries—beyond just entertainment and media—need creative minds to bring ideas to life. Animators. 3D animators. Multimedia artists. Special Effects artists. Along with others, they put their skills and imaginations to work everywhere from film and TV to medicine and law. If you have the talent, passion, and tenacity to follow that career path, the Media Arts & Animation degree programs at The Art Institute of Austin, A branch of the Art Institute of Houston can prepare you for a life of doing what you love. In our creative and supportive environment, you’ll use industry-specific hardware and software in an environment that’s as challenging and competitive as the real world. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It won't be easy. But nothing truly worthwhile ever is.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts & Animation

Quarter Credit Hours:
180
Timeframe:
12 Quarters

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Meet our Alumni

  • The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston alumni Hunter Lawson

    Hunter Lawson

    Game Art & Design , 2014

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    Hunter Lawson

    Software Developer at Terrific Studios

    2000 Peugeot 306 20 Fuse Box Car Wiring Diagram Hunter Lawson is a software developer at Terrific Studios, a company that assists clients to create and successfully implement games. Based in Houston, he’s responsible for programming the foundational systems for the various projects at the studio. Hunter enjoys the challenges of his career and says that the best part of his job is having the ability to bring an experience to life and put it into the hands of someone else. “It’s about as magical as it can get.”

    Filecurrentsensorcircuitpng Diywiki Hunter believes that creative people can change tomorrow’s world. And he adds that there’s “nothing on this planet that I would want to do more than what I am doing right now.” Looking to the future of his industry, Hunter states that virtual and augmented reality will become more and more integrated into daily life. “That, mixed with our increasingly powerful phones, is definitely going to change the way we live.”

    With 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Fuse Diagram Further Vw Tdi Timing Belt Hunter, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art & Design from The Art Institute of Austin, says that his instructors provided real-world experience that helped him to transition into his current job. “There is nothing that I value more than their guidance, wisdom, and friendships. They always raised the bar and then helped me to reach it. I hope to one day be able to carry that on to students of my own.”

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  • The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston alumni Jarren Moore

    Jarren Moore

    General Education , 2014

    2008 Teryx Wiring Diagram "[My education] taught me everything about a creative space that I need to know in order to strike out and experiment with my craft."

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    Jarren Moore

    Web Developer for Arts & Labor

    Circuit Ideas For Designers Ultra Low Voltage Rc Oscillator By Jarren Moore is a web developer for Arts & Labor in Austin, Texas. He’s responsible for designing and developing websites, IT and network support, and cloud resource management. Jarren is excited to be in a profession that blends both right-brained and left-brained thinking. “I enjoy being creative and technical at the same time,” he says.

    How To Draw Circuits Jarren adds that he has a mentor at Arts & Labor who pushes him to learn new coding languages. “[My creative heroes] push me to be better and succeed. [They encourage] me to try new approaches to challenges I face.” Looking to the future in his industry, Jarren believes that responsive development will continue to be an important part of website design. He also believes that websites are moving toward a more story-based experience—not just presenting information.

    Half A Wiring Diagram 1971 Fiat 124 Sport Spider Fiat 128 Sedan Jarren, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Web Design & Interactive Media from The Art Institute of Austin, says that his education provided a strong foundation for teamwork and problem solving. “It helped me to realized that I can reach out to colleagues and mentors to work as a team. In reality, you always work in a team environment and functioning well [in a team] is key to a project’s success.”

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  • The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston alumni Kyla Harrington

    Kyla Michelle Harrington

    General Education , 2015

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    Kyla Michelle Harrington

    Junior Digital Artist at Mighty Coconut

    Bobcat 773 Part Number 6576261 Diagram Kyla Michelle Harrington is a junior digital artist at Mighty Coconut, an animation and visual effects studio specializing in original and branded content, in Austin, Texas. She’s responsible for rotoscoping, painting, and compositing. “I enjoy the ability to hone in on specific skills still while learning and practicing new and hardly used skills. The industry offers so much for me to touch on and explore,” she says.

    2001 Chevy Prizm Fuse Box Diagram Besides Diagram Of Front Suspension Kyla’s creative inspiration comes from working alongside other artists. “We really do thrive off of each other.” She adds that her profession is constantly evolving—there’s always something new and challenging to learn. “Whether it is a new technique or a new program to achieve the unachievable, [I] am constantly in awe.”

    Electrocardiography Ecg Monitors A Medical Ecg Monitor Circuit Is Kyla, who in 2015 earned a Bachelor of Science in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics from The Art Institute of Austin, says that her education touched on many different courses and skillsets that made her a versatile artist. She also credits the professional instructors with bringing real world experience* into the classroom. “With instructors and advisors from the industry, I was able to get hands on learning with practical, useful information.”

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  • The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston alumni Leah Gerard

    Leah Gerard

    Media Arts & Animation , 2014

    "[The path to my career] wasn't always fun or easy. It's hard work."

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    Leah Gerard

    Associate Project Manager at Kabam, Inc.

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    Van Motorhome Wiring Diagram Shop Service Repair Book Manual Ebay Leah finds creative inspiration in the world around her and says that her heroes are people who never give up. She recommends that current students understand that the industry is demanding, telling them that “trends come and go. Keep learning.”

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What Will I Study?

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I'm ready to start telling stories.

Hem Alla Produkter Apc Switched Rack Pdu Additionally Wall Mount Our Media Arts & Animation curriculum will truly put you to the test. Because it was designed by industry experts to help put you in a position to succeed in a field where the only limit is your imagination. You'll study:

  • Digital Imaging
  • Life Drawing for Animation
  • Character and Object Design for Animation
  • Cinematic Storytelling
  • Digital Editing
  • Computer 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Principles of Animation
  • Acting / Movement
  • 2D Animation
  • Storyboard Rendering for Animation
  • Camera and Lighting Techniques
  • Creative and Collaborative Project Management
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Character Animation
  • 3D Textures
  • Web Animation

I'm looking for my proving ground.

For Micro Usb Wire Color Diagram At The Art Institute of Austin, A branch of the Art Institute of Houston, creativity is our core, our calling, our culture. Media Arts & Animation degree programs are built on that creative foundation. It’s also built on our knowledge that a creative career is not for the faint of heart. Because it’s tough out there, it’s tough in here. But we temper the tough with the support you need to make your creativity marketable. We provide the mentoring and real-world experience you need to prevail, with faculty* who’ve worked in the field and internship possibilities at successful businesses. Here, you’ll be encouraged and expected to be bold. To take risks. To push yourself and the people around you. So if your heart is telling you that you belong in a creative field, you belong here. It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever love.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

 

Meet our Faculty

  • "In fields like sound design, electronic music, and audio post, the only constant is change."

    Adam Fangsrud

    Audio Production

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    2007 Gmc Envoy Engine Diagram When I wrote and directed my first short film, the most satisfying parts of the process were working on the sound design and composing the music score. That’s when I turned my focus to sound—and I haven't looked back since.

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    Chion Atv 4500 Winch Wiring Diagram In Addition In fields like sound design, electronic music and audio post, the only constant is change. I’m as enthusiastic about learning as I am about teaching. And because I continue to work on real-world projects and keep current on all the technological developments, I’m able to make sure my students are ready to produce quality mixes to the latest specs.

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    2003 Chevrolet Silverado Trailer Wiring Diagram Collaboration is critical to audio post-production and sound design. When Audio Production students work with Digital Video & Film Production students on a film project, for example, the results are usually head and shoulders above the quality of projects that don’t involve that kind of teamwork.

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    Dishwasher Schematics It's not enough to just have passion, and it's not enough to just have drive. Students who excel are both passionate about their art and driven to take the concrete steps to realize their aspirations.

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    Meg Mulloy

    Digital Photography

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    Meg Mulloy

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    Wiring Diagram Moreover Bosch 4 Wire Oxygen Sensor Wiring Diagram Working together across programs deepens students’ appreciation for the various skills and know-how it takes to create compelling work. When Photography students work with Culinary students, they see what goes into making food that doesn’t just taste delicious, but looks appetizing in a photo. Working with Graphic Design students, they see how much deep design knowledge goes into a seemingly simple logo or brand identity. And teaming up with Fashion students, they can grasp what a difference it makes on a shoot to have someone with a trained eye working as a wardrobe stylist.

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    Chase Quarterman

    Graphic & Web Design

    "The bar has been raised. You need to constantly get better."

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    Eagle Eyes Headlights Wiring Diagram Free Download Wiring Diagram Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?

    I knew from an early age that I wanted to do something creative. In elementary school, I was always drawing characters from my favorite cartoons. In high school, I drew comic strips for the school paper and helped teach art classes to younger kids. In college, I discovered my love of design and oil painting, which grew during a semester in London. The act of making something is truly fulfilling.

    How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?

    My classroom is basically a client/creative setting. I am the "client," and I give creative briefs to the designers. I pull directly from my personal client experience—both good and bad—so we can discuss it class. I let them know that the profession is more than just creativity, it’s also about developing business, networking, and communication skills.

    What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring, and how do you inspire students to push themselves beyond their perceived limits?

    Circuits Explicitly Used To Initiate Auditory And Visual Alarms One of the most difficult assignments for students is the personal branding project in Portfolio 1. It’s their chance to "brand" themselves. They design a logo—symbol and typography—for their website, portfolio, business card, and collateral. It requires some soul-searching about who the student really...they have to encapsulate their entire self into one simple mark. It seems impossible at first. But eventually, they find something to latch on to. It’s a tough challenge for them, but it’s truly gratifying for me when a student finds what they’re looking for.

    How does collaboration contribute to students’ success—particularly when students from various programs work together?

    No designer is an island. The reality of the industry is that designers work with art directors, copywriters, creative directors, in-house bosses and clients of all kinds...the creative pro has to be a diplomat. I remind students that most rock bands break up because of creative differences—and the same can be true in our industry. The key is to build bridges, encourage one another, share differences of opinion, and respect the other person. It’s all about establishing camaraderie—and creating amazing work.

    What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?

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    What’s the most critical advice you would offer any student embarking on a creative career?

    I believe that when students know what’s out there, and they get a little intimidated by the amazing work being produced by their "competition," they work hard to get better. The bar has been raised. You need to constantly get better.

    Anything else you’d like to share?

    I find that the sense of community in the classroom isn’t only important for the students’ creative life, but my own. The discussions, the energy, the critiques are all catalysts for exploration...and I use them when I'm dealing with clients. I hope this creative "community" extends beyond each student's time in my classrooms.

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