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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 →

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 →

2018 Manifest Game Jam Winner - student game "Together Alone" screenshot

Each year the IAM department hosts a game jam that culminates on Manifest. Students form small teams (max 5 people) to build a game collaboratively. This year students will have an expanded timeline so that they can participate in Industry Night without losing time to work on their Game Jam… Continue Reading 2019 IAM Manifest Game Jam ChallengeRead More →

KISSY GHOST IAM Indie Team Capstone Kissy Ghost is a game about a bunch of humans trying to exorcise a ghost residing within their house by taking it on a really sweet date! Developed by IAM Students under the team DogDadGames, Kiss Ghost is a 2D pixel arena game for… Continue Reading Kissy Ghost: IAM Indie Team Capstone 2016Read More →