Podcast Video | Posted by Phil Leigh on November 3, 2008
If you would like to learn about how young adults can prepare themselves for a career in computerized art, design, and animation, this interview is for you.
Our guest today is Lance Burchett who is the Vice President for Advancement at the Ringling College of Art and Design. I met Lance at the 3rd Sarasota International Design Summit in Sarasota, Florida last month. The Summit is sponsored by the Ringling College.
As media becomes increasingly computer-and-Internet-centric, there is a growing need for those skilled in fine arts to adopt the technology. They may well be the kinds of people who will develop the interface and media paradigms of the future. A good place to get an idea of what they are thinking is at the Sarasota International Design Summit. While admittedly the Summit covers a lot of terrestrial concepts, such as how to design an office (which I found rather boring), there is an increasing focus on the future of interactivity and design, as they relate to Websites, video games and other electronic media.
The Ringling College of Art & Design appears to be a place where young adults can be trained to adapt native artistic and design aptitudes into skills that are applicable to computer and electronic media environments. It offers four-year curriculums in Broadcast Design/Motion Graphics, Computer Animation, Digital Film, Game Art & Design, Graphic & Interactive Communications, and Photography and Digital Imaging, among others.
Given the all-inclusive cost of about $45,000 a year, the school is expensive. But as a consequence, the student body is thought to be focused and serious about its work. This is evidenced by the number of prominent Hollywood and creative arts companies recruiting at the school. Among them are Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, Disney, Lucas Arts Entertainment, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Electronic Arts, and Midway Games, among others.
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