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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

Canvas LMS screenshot for Digital Animation Techniques: Ink, Paint & Composite

Digital Animation Techniques: Ink, Paint & Composite focuses on identifying and understanding cinematography choices in hand-drawn animation. Typically the course is taught in person; students learn how to clean-up, paint and render their own animation with effects and techniques studied in films watched and discussed as part of the course.… Continue Reading An Inside Look: Teaching Digital Animation Techniques OnlineRead More →

More and more industries are integrating Augmented and Virtual Reality for visual storytelling. Doctors are now using AR to view the body to get a more precise diagnosis. Airlines are using VR simulations for flight training and tracking. These same technologies are being used to show how furniture looks in… Continue Reading How Augmented Reality is Affecting YOURead More →

Animated character - a blue dragon-like creature

Animation Screening: December 12, 2019 The 34th Biannual Animation Screening (Interactive Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago) showcases animated shorts  – from conceptualization through final films. Animation Solo Projects and Animation Production Studio films at various stages of production will also be screened. Thursday, 12/12, , Film Row Center… Continue Reading 34th Biannual Animation ScreeningRead More →

Images of final design

The Columbia College Chicago IAM Team is a group of students with diverse skill sets ranging from product development to graphic design. They work together to create solutions for a client that address the stakeholder’s needs or target a specific initiative. In sixteen weeks, the team produces viable products that… Continue Reading PaletteRead More →

Our wonderful Alumni have been achieving amazing strides in their work, and in recognition of all they’ve accomplished so far we are highlighting 4 of our Alumni and their recent placement in the creative industry. Ally Bentson will be at Nickelodeon Studios. Liam Coballes is at Bang Zoom. Jennifer Kozlowski is now… Continue Reading Congrats to our Alumni on their recent success!!!Read More →

Student Parker Hamilton playing the game M.M.O. VR (senior capstone project 2019)

M.M.O. VR IAM Senior Capstone Game 2018-2019 (Course: Indie Team) Players must rise through the ranks in this gritty sci-fi combat game to earn their place as a top arena combatant. The game’s setting and mechanics convey a world of hardship and futuristic turmoil, and the varying types of enemies require… Continue Reading M.M.O. VR: Indie Team Capstone 2019Read More →