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!
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.Continue Reading Making Distance Learning Count for Creatives
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 Screening
We’re looking for student work to display around the halls of the IAM department and during events throughout the year. Have something to share? We want to hear from you! Send us your animation stills, game screenshots, website/app designs, 3D renders, pictures of your source code, etc. Deadline: November 1st,… Continue Reading Call for Student Work: Cover the Halls
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 2019
Congratulations to Animation majors Del Sego and Sung Min Byun for winning 1st and 3rd place, respectively, in the 2019 Paula F. Pfeffer & Cheryl Johnson-Odim Political Cartoon Contest! Animation majors have participated in the contest for over 10 years, but this is the first time two animation students have placed… Continue Reading Award-Winning Students: Political Cartoon Contest
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 Challenge
Inspired by the famed westerns of Sergio Leone, Undertakers is a third-person LAN shooter that pits you against three of your friends in a frantic battle to seize gold. Continue Reading Undertakers
Hooked is a VR puzzle game that challenges the way you think. Don’t be fooled by the first level… you are in for a surprise. Ishan, an artist on the team, says, “Inspired by other 2-D games, we were motivated to make something familiar in 3-D. We are using the… Continue Reading Hooked
ONE WEEK UNTIL SHOW TIME! Columbia College’s Interactive Arts and Media Department is presenting: THE 32ND ANIMATION PROGRAM SCREENING Thursday December 13th, 2018 1104 S. Wabash 8th Floor The screening showcases Animated shorts from conceptualization through presentation of the final films. Eight (count ‘em!) films will be screened: BFA Solo and… Continue Reading Join us for the 32nd Animation Screening!