Video practices. Web design. Computer animation. Digital imaging.
Learn to use industry-standard digital software. The Mac Lab computers in SNU’s open studios are equipped with full Adobe Creative Suite software subscriptions. You will work with the same programs experienced professionals use every day.
Use those tools for creative expression and problem-solving. Many of the basic issues you will face as an artist will be the same whether you are putting oil paint on gessoed canvas or building layers in Photoshop. What makes an image memorable and effective? How do images and text relate? How has advertising influenced the fine arts, and vice-versa? Digital media also has its own new possibilities and pitfalls. How does mass distribution through the internet and social media change the relationship between you as the artist and your audience? How can you – legally, ethically, and aesthetically – appropriate other’s cultural artifacts, and make them your own?
Build a professional portfolio of work which integrates your personal vision with your career goals. Fine tune your skills in class critiques and student shows. Intern with area non-profits, working on their websites or producing marketing materials and video.
Interdisciplinary Digital Arts Majors
Facilities and Equipment
- Video recording studio
- Various still and video digital cameras
- 5 Mac computers with full Adobe Creative Suite
- 5 Epson professional grade color printers, including a 7800 24″ wide format printer
- Epson professional grade photo scanner, light boxes
- 24 hour studio access
- Ample workspace and project storage
- Dedicated critique & projection space
- BFA studios
- Art library
Sierra Nevada University's Fine Arts program offers undergraduate BA (Bachelor's of Arts) and BFA (Bachelor's of Fine Arts) degrees, and a graduate MFA (Master's of Fine Arts) in Interdisciplinary Degree.