Student SpotlightSpringfield College student Alex Harrington ’13, computer graphics / digital arts, was selected to participate in a Summer Innovation Workshop with The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI). MassDIGI is a statewide center, designated by the Commonwealth, for academic cooperation, economic development, and job creation across the Massachusetts digital and video games ecosystem. This highly competitive summer internship program provides eligible students with a chance to work on a game prototype with other students. Harrington wrote, "The OnCall Whiteboard," which was published on the MassDIGI blog. Read his post here.
Real world Training, Liberal Arts Experience, Great Internships
The Springfield College computer graphics/digital arts program is a hands-on curriculum focusing on three main areas of study: 3d animation, graphic design, and web design. This combination gives graduates the necessary skills to compete in a rapidly changing field.
With the knowledge they have attained at Springfield College, computer graphics/digital arts graduates go on to careers in such industries as:
- video games/entertainment software
- animation & VFX/television/film
- graphic design/advertising
- Web Master
- multimedia/Web design/instruction
- medical illustration
Students are taught both the artistic and computer skills needed to be successful in the field of computer graphics/digital arts. The computer graphics/digital arts is located in the Visual and Performing Arts Department, which offers students access to computer labs featuring state-of-the-art technology, classroom and studio space, and galleries in which to display artwork.
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3D And 2D Animation
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Computer graphics/digital arts majors explore animation through the use of MAYA and Flash while learning Web design with Dreamweaver, HTML, and CSS. As they advance, our computer graphics/digital arts students create 3d modeling, motion tests, games, and 3d animation.
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Springfield College computer graphics/digital arts majors create interactive Web sites using industry standard programs. Students have used their Web design skills to create sites for local nonprofit agencies as a community service project, in keeping with the College’s Humanics mission of leadership in service to others.
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In their senior year, students in computer graphics/digital arts select an internship/fieldwork placement in either 3d, graphic design, or Web design, enabling them to experience the "real world" of the computer graphics/digital arts industry. Students fine tune their skills at companies such as:
- Baystate Medical System
- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
- Xvivo Scientific Animation
- Click 3X, a film and TV animation design firm
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Five Great Reasons
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For more information about the computer graphics/digital arts major, contact Professor Ruth West, Visual and Performing Arts Department, at (413) 748-3679 or by e-mail at Ruth_West@spfldcol.edu
SC Computer Graphics/Digital Arts Alum welcomes current SC Computer Graphics/Digital Arts Senior to World Wresting Entertainment. (WWE)
Springfield College Alum, Chris Connelly (2005), a graduate of the Computer Graphics/Digital Arts program and currently the Sr. Interactive Web Director of World Wrestling Entertainment, welcomes senior Chris Dillon (2011) to his internship with WWE. Chris Dillon will work with the design team and photo editing team at WWE, during his spring semester . The two men are flanked by a portrait of WWE Wrestler and fellow SC Alum, John Cena (99).
Students and Faculty at the Computer Graphics/Digital Arts Senior Art Show 2010. The Senior Art Show included still work, a video touch screen, flash animations, and a 3D animation by Josh Masse '10. Click image to enlarge.
Computer Graphics Major at Springfield College: Brian Sojkowski, a computer and information science major, class of 2010. Click image to enlarge.
Springfield College 3D Game Design Town, Fall '09
This was the final project in a 3D Game Design course at Springfield College, in Springfield, Mass. The town was constructed in the newly released Unreal Development Kit using only assets created by the students in the course. Credits go to Matthew Dale (main 3D modeler), Josh Masse (rigging, animation, particle effects), Luis Martinez (3D modeling), James Winkfield (3D modeling), Heather Anderson (texturing, creative input), and Brian Sojkowski, a computer and information science major, (level design, scripting, project organization, sound).
Computer Graphics Major at Springfield College: Brian Sojkowski, a computer and information science major, class of 2009. Click image to enlarge.
Computer Graphics Major at Springfield College: Andy Twomey, class of 2009. Click image to enlarge.