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, one of our five new undergraduate majors we’re introducing for fall 2014:

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 new 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.

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.