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 Mount Ida’s Digital Visualization bachelor degree program, you will learn how to develop dynamic visual solutions to help companies communicate complex information to their clients. From creating photorealistic renderings of a luxury high-rise office building to animating an electrical synapse in the brain, our Digital Visualization degree program provides you with the artistic and technical training necessary to compete in this rapidly expanding industry.

As a traditional, private New England College, Mount Ida offers a true interdisciplinary digital visualization degree that combines practical and theoretical practice to develop your digital skills intended 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 program blends hands-on instruction with real-world application. You’ll develop an industry-worthy portfolio that showcases your abilities in developing technically accurate and visually engaging graphics and animation. You’ll learn from industry professionals who understand the nuances of three specialized concentrations:

  • Architectural
  • Medical
  • Legal

Located just minutes from our campus, the 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 in the Boston area 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.


Designed to meet New England Association of Schools & Colleges and National Association of Schools of Art and Design degree requirements and standards, our Digital Visualization degree 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’ll experience approximately 18 industry-focused, skill-based digital animation and visualization courses that cover the following:

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

Our Digital Visualization degree 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
  • Medical visualization
  • Legal visualization

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


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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
  • Technical animator
  • Digital artist
  • Texturing
  • Visual effects
  • Post-production

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