Bachelor of Science in Digital Visualization:

Develop the technical and artistic skills desired by the rapidly expanding digital visualization industries.

Businesses from around the globe are now utilizing the power of animation and computer graphics to help bring their ideas to reality. In our specialized program, you will learn how to develop dynamic visual solutions to help companies communicate complex information. From creating photorealistic renderings of a luxury high-rise office building to animating an electrical synapse in the brain, Mount Ida’s Digital Visualization degree provides you with the artistic and technical training necessary to compete in this rapidly expanding industry.

As a traditional New England College, we offer a true interdisciplinary digital visualization degree that combines practical and theoretical practice to develop your digital skills in order to give you a competitive edge for career success in this growing job market. Here you will have the opportunity to develop your creative potential and learn the skills, knowledge and adaptability to move with confidence into the growing architectural, medical and legal visualization industries.

Our Digital Visualization degree blends hands-on instruction with real-world application. You will develop an industry-worthy portfolio that showcases your abilities in developing technically accurate and visually engaging graphics and animation. Students learn from industry professionals who understand the nuances of three specialized concentrations:

  • Architectural
  • Legal
  • Medical

The Greater Boston area is host to some of the most innovative and influential visualization companies in the world. As a global center for technological, biotech and social science applications of digital visualization, studying near Boston will allow you a unique advantage by providing tremendous opportunities for gaining practical experience in the workplace through internships while earning credits toward your degree in Digital Visualization.


Our Digital Visualization program features small classes. During your time here, you will have many opportunities to interact with classmates and seasoned faculty who have years of experience in the visualization and animation industries.With a solid foundation in drawing, color theory, design, and contemporary art, you will experience approximately 18 industry-focused, skill-based digital animation and visualization courses that cover the following:

The Digital Visualization curriculum offers courses that cover the following:

  • 2D animation
  • 3D modeling
  • Post-production and Digital compositing
  • Special effects
  • Virtual lighting and rendering

The Bachelor of Science in Digital Visualization program requires 120-122 credits pending concentration electives and is broken down as follows:

  • 57 credits in Digital Visualization and Animation courses
  • 21 credits in foundational art courses
  • 33 credits in arts, sciences and humanities
  • 9-11 credits in open electives

In addition, the digital visualization program curriculum includes three concentrations for you to choose from including the following:

  • Architectural visualization
  • Legal visualization
  • Medical visualization

Here are just a few of the courses you may be taking:

  • AX 204 – Storyboarding and Pre-Production
  • DV 310 – Advanced Textures, Lighting and Rendering
  • AX 415 – Digital Compositing

For complete course listings please refer to our catalog. To learn more about our faculty, please visit the faculty and staff directory.


Faculty & Staff Directory

The rapidly growing digital visualization industry provides career opportunities in a variety of creative industries. Visualization companies, interactive firms and design studios are among the top employers who seek digital visualization degree graduates in areas such as:

  • 3D modeling
  • Digital artist
  • Post-production
  • Technical animator
  • Texturing
  • Visual effects

Opportunities for continued study include a graduate degree in Information Visualization and Animation.