Students

IAM is presenting Animation’s 40th Animation Program Screening on Thursday, December 15th, at CCC’s Film Row Center (8th floor, 1104 S Wabash). Lobby art at 6:30pm followed by a presentation of student animated films in the theater at 7:00pm. Come celebrate the incredible work of our Animation students, including concept… Continue Reading 40th Animation Program Screening to Be Held 12/15!Read More →

When you think of sports, you probably think of fields and courts, bleachers and scoreboards, and two teams going head-to-head in real-time, physical competition.  But at Columbia, there’s another way to play. A virtual way.  We sat down with Sophomore Audio Arts major Thomas Gorman, the ESports Representative of the… Continue Reading Thomas Gorman Coaches Us on All Things ESportsRead More →

Zoey Reyes, a Masters of Interaction Design student, just announced the publication of her first academic paper. My first academic paper has been officially published! I’ve shared it here below. Thanks to my supportive friends and family, especially my co-author Joshua A. Fisher. I’m thrilled with the final product, but… Continue Reading IAM Grad Student Zoey Reyes Publishes First Academic PaperRead More →

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 →

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