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New Media: Art, Communication, Innovation

A degree from Academy of Art University is your passport to the exciting, emerging field of new media design. A designer fluent in the language of new media not only finds ample job opportunities, but enjoys the chance to create truly innovative work on a day-to-day basis using new and powerful tools for communication. At Academy of Art University’s school of Computer Arts, we ground our students with cutting-edge training in graphic design, print design, web design, and motion graphic design. Entering the new media world with a degree from Academy of Art University, a designer has the skills to design across today’s diverse media, and a portfolio that proves it.

If you are interested in web usability and information architecture, learn more about our School of Digital Arts here.

New Media Classes

As part of the Computer Arts—New Media program, Academy of Art University offers classes in Web and Interactive Design and Production, Motion Graphic Design, Contemporary Visual Design and Communications, Print Design and Production, Photography and Imaging, Typography, Digital Video, Digital Audio, Art Direction for Digital Media, Flash, ActionScripting, Hand coding HTML, PHP and MySQL Server-Side Scripting, and much more.

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Where your degree can take you...

Our diverse graduates become Interactive/Web Designers, Graphic Designers, Motion Graphics Designers, Visual Designers, Imaging Specialists, Art Directors, Producers, and Creative Directors, and more.

Recent Computer Arts graduates have gone on to work for Williams-Sonoma Inc., Bill Graham Presents LiveNation, American Greetings, Single Bound Creative, HandHeld Entertainment Inc., Auctiva Corporation, Toyota, Ayebiz Inc., Basement Media, bebe, Cheil Communication, Nippon Design Center, Crescent Jewelers, Email Labs, OC Weekly, SINA.com, Healthy Pets, Kaiser Permanente, IOTA Design, Media Zone, NIRO JAPAN, Rodale, Sct Cards and Publishing Co., Ltd., Threshold Corporation, Wallace Church, and iwin.com.




Professional Development and Continuing Art Education

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