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School of Design

Digital Visualization
Bachelor of Science

One of the first digital visualization degrees in the country in this growing industry.

Mount Ida’s Digital Visualization program trains artists for the in-demand positions of technical designer and animator.

Blending hands-on instruction with real-world application, as a Digital Visualization student, you’ll develop creative potential and learn the skills, knowledge and adaptability to move with confidence into the growing architectural, medical and legal visualization industries.

Preparation for the real world.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Digital Visualization program is designed to prepare you for job placement in the expansive visualization industry. With a heavy emphasis on art, graphic and animation, Digital Visualization majors are exposed to coursework from across the Mount Ida campus in the Biology (MedViz), Interior Design (ArchViz), Criminal Justice (LegalViz), and Business (All) programs. Digital Visualization majors utilize state-of-the-art hardware and software products and techniques under the direction of industry-experienced faculty and graduate with an individualized portfolio to show prospective employers. Additionally, the Boston area is host to some of the most innovative and influential visualization companies in the world, allowing Mount Ida students to gain practical experience in the workplace through internships while earning credits toward your degree.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Digital Visualization degree program in our College Catalog.

Program Requirements - 120-123 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 84 credits - Program Requirements Courses
  • 6-8 credits - Program Electives
  • 30-31 credits - All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • DV 310 - Advanced Textures, Lighting and Rendering
  • AX 130 - 3D Modeling I
  • AX 204 - Storyboarding and Pre-production
  • AX 208 - Acting for Animation
  • AX 415 - Digital Composting

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Animation Game Art and Digital Visualization faculty directory.

Photo of Eric Hunn.
Faculty Spotlight

Eric Hunn

Department Chair Instructor

Professor Hunn leads the Game Art & Animation program, giving students in-class and real world experience. He has been instrumental in organizing Mount Ida’s participation in the PAX East convention, highlighting the student work produced in the Game Art & Design program, and mentoring those who choose to enter these highly competitive fields. Professor Hunn brings more than a decade of Professional experience to the classroom having worked for such companies as 38 Studios, Animotion, Disruptor Beam and the Cambridge Interactive Development ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

The rapidly growing digital visualization industry provides career opportunities in a variety of creative industries, including:

  • Visualization companies
  • Interactive firms
  • Design studios

Examples of recent graduate placements include:

  • 3D Artist, Wayfair
  • Tech Artist, Turbine Games
  • Animator, Bardel Entertainment
  • Digital Sculpting, Hasbro
  • Artist, Dark Cellar Studio
  • Environment Artist, Rockstar Toranto
  • Animator, Boss Fight Entertainment

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Our focus on professional development allows students to explore a wide variety of opportunities from a wide variety of industries.
Eric Hunn

Department Chair

Game Art & Animation in the School of Design