Want to put your design skills to work to be a part of the rapidly growing industries of entertainment, media and technology? Here are the top five reasons you should consider majoring in Digital Visualization at Mount Ida College:

1)      Visualize your future.

Do you see yourself as a future technical artist? Are you eager to gain experience using cutting-edge software as a tool to create 3D models and textures? Mount Ida’s Bachelor of Science Digital Visualization degree program will provide you many opportunities to engage in artistic growth with professional qualifications and necessary experience to enter this thriving field. Visualization companies, interactive firms and design studios are among the top employers who seek digital visualization graduates.

2)      Experience a global center for technology.

While exploring your digital visualization coursework on campus, you will also have the opportunity to learn in Boston’s expanding technology hub, located just minutes from campus. In the Boston-area, we have many of the most influential, innovate and fastest growing companies in the world allowing you a vast array of opportunities for gaining real-world experience through internship experiences.

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3)      Obtain a true interdisciplinary digital visualization degree.

In our Digital Visualization degree program you will be provided the background and skills necessary to provide visual solutions for both the physical and virtual worlds.  Throughout your time here, you will be focused on the power of communication through animation and visual media.  A strong academic foundation in contemporary art, digital animation and visualization, will create the necessary foundation for a variety of creative, in-demand careers.

4)      Create an industry-worthy portfolio.

Showcase your talents in developing technically accurate and visually engaging graphics and animation in your personal, career-ready portfolio. Your skills and abilities learned through our coursework focused in 3D modeling, special effects, digital compositing and 2D animation just to name a few, will be displayed to industry professionals seeking out new talent.

5)      Choose from our specialized visualization concentrations.

From learning how to develop photorealistic renderings of architecture to an animation explaining the electrical synapse in the brain, Mount Ida’s digital visualization program prepares you for a successful launch into the growing architectural, medical and legal visualization industries. In addition to completing 18 industry-focused digital animation and visualization courses, you will choose from one of the following concentrations: Architectural visualization, Medical visualization and Legal visualization.

 

Do you seek to rise as a leader? Are you ready to explore the history lessons of our past and apply them to our future? Here are the top five reasons you should consider majoring in Political Science and History at Mount Ida College:

1)      Become an engaged civic leader.  

The world is changing rapidly due to social issues, the economy, advancing technology and global politics. Today’s leaders require an expansive skill set anchored in public administration, law, business as well as a deep understanding of today’s social issues. At Mount Ida, you can choose your path to leadership and discover your future while studying the past. You will learn about the historical and political underpinnings of our country’s past and present, helping you make informed decisions in a position of leadership tomorrow.

2)      Graduates who make a difference.

Through an in-depth understanding of the human experience, you will leave Mount Ida prepared for a multitude of career fields. As a graduate of our Political Science and History program, you may go on to work in politics, attend law school or complete another advanced degree programs. You also may choose to become a teacher or work for your favorite cause or non-profit organization.

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3)      Experience a gateway major to a world of possibilities.

Political Science and History disciplines address the core of who we are as a society and our place in history, preparing you for service and leadership on both a local and global stage. By combining traditional academics, writing and critical thinking with hands-on training, you will build upon a strong academic base and may even decide to choose a concentration to further expand your career opportunities.

4)      Foster the skills that history teaches.

Designed to meet many challenges of 21st century politics and society, our program offers a mix of academic course work that will sharpen analytical and writing skills, coupled with internships and research experiences, allowing you to move confidentially as a leader into your professional life. Here, you will experience coursework in American Government, Constitutional law, social sciences and capstone research just to name a few.

5)      Discover your strengths in a small-college environment.

A private New England College, our students come from all walks of life with a variety of interests, points-of-view and passions. Like them, you will experience many different opportunities, be challenged and have your skills and abilities refined by our knowledge faculty. Here at Mount Ida, you will forge lasting friendships with your fellow students and have a little fun along the way.

Are you ready to put your imagination to work? Do you seek to develop the skills you need for a rewarding career in animation? Here are the top five reasons you should consider majoring in Animation at Mount Ida College:

1)      Change the world – one pixel at a time.

The world of animation is constantly evolving and animators must stay on the cutting edge to stay ahead of the curve. Our new Animation degree program will instruct you to think of animation in terms of performance – a vital component for career success in this growing industry. You will have the opportunity to develop storytelling and character design in addition to developing specialized skills in animation and motion graphics.

2)      Create career connections.

Internships are an important part of Mount Ida’s career-focused approach to teaching and learning, and the Boston-area is the perfect setting for connecting with these hands-on experiences. You will gain valuable professional experience through experiential learning opportunities, allowing you to work for a wide variety of clients. As a graduate, you may choose to work in any number of fields such as, feature animation, television cartoons, web development, multimedia design and motion graphics.

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3) Access to top-notch industry-tested design professors.   

You’ll be taught by leading industry professionals, using the same techniques and tools that you will eventually need in the workplace. Through small classes, a faculty comprised of passionate and dedicated storytellers and a collaborative learning environment, you will develop a unique voice, a strong visual style and the necessary experience to succeed in your animation career.

4) Experience cutting-edge curriculum.  

Here, you will learn both 3D and 2D animation techniques and principles. You’ll do cutting-edge 3D animation while learning and understanding 2D principles of movement, performance and expression. Our curriculum is grounded in art and movement fundamentals that underlie all animation.  Coursework will be focused on storyboarding, technical art, animation principles, special effects and 3D modeling.

5) Push the envelope as a design innovator.  

While our Animation degree program emphasizes traditional animation techniques and storytelling, we also encourage experimentation in form, content and medium. To develop your animation skills, you will produce storyboards, develop concept art and design motion graphics. Our project-based degree will give you the opportunity to create a portfolio of work that showcases your abilities, an essential component for success in the professional animation industry.