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Phase Shift screen

In the Interactive Arts and Media Department, our students work with new and emerging technologies to create the immersive experiences of the future. We’re at the forefront of creative tech—from video games and animation to virtual reality (VR) and app development. Our multimedia storytellers of user experience designers, animators, game… Continue Reading Presenting the IAM 2021 Manifest Showcase!Read More →

Still from film

Congratulations to IAM faculty member Julian Grant whose film CORIANDER & A PENNY’S WORTH OF LONESOME won the Gold Award in Animation from the International Independent Film Awards! Per their website, the International Independent Film Awards is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the many talented independent filmmakers and artists from… Continue Reading Congratulations Professor Julian Grant!Read More →

Interaction Design students

As Columbia College adjusts to distance learning, Interactive Arts and Media faculty continue to lead the charge in providing students with innovative approaches to classwork and remote resources. This post comes from Joshua A. Fisher, Assistant Professor of Immersive Media: If this were any other year, our students would be… Continue Reading Coming Together as Artists in Challenging TimesRead More →

Photo of Zoey Reyes

As Columbia College Chicago continues to adjust to distance learning, IAM’s group of talented student workers have been shifting their regular Open Lab duties to the remote realm. We spoke with Zoey Reyes about how tutoring has changed during these challenging times and what resources students can make use of… Continue Reading How Tutoring Has Changed: A Q&A with Zoey ReyesRead More →

Work on a Cintiq

The school’s substantial investments in recent years paved the way, and even included remotely accessible high-performance virtual media workstations, including powerful graphics accelerators, allowing students to do complex media production like video editing, software development, and animation – without having those high-powered machines and all that expensive software installed at home.Read More → Continue Reading Making Distance Learning Count for Creatives