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Michael Swartz

Full Time Lecturer

Art & Design

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College of Visual & Performing Arts 349

Education

2014School of Visual Arts, NYCMFA in Computer Art
1998Plymouth State College, NHBFA in Graphic Design

Teaching

  • Virtual Reality
  • 3D Digital Modeling
  • 3D Animation
  • Character Design
  • Character Rigging

Teaching

Programs

Research

Research Activities

  • Virtual Campus Project at UMass Dartmouth
  • Bronze Casting
  • Musical Composition and Audio Engineering
  • Virtual Tours

Research

Research Interests

  • Virtual Reality
  • 3D Fabrication
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Character Design
  • Spherical High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography

Select publications

Michael Swartz, Josh Planz (2019).
Official Selection, "Seed"
Festival Fotogenia, Mexico

Michael Swartz, Josh Planz (2019).
Official Selection, "Seed"
So Limitless and Free Film Festival

Biography

Michael Swartz is an award-winning digital media artist specializing in 3D animation, visual effects and game art. Michael’s career in the visual arts has evolved from canvases and paint to complex character rigging, lighting and animation for TV, film, games, and virtual reality. His intersecting interests in science and art fuel his passion for 3D animation and influence his work in 360° degree, high-dynamic range spherical photography. Michael received his MFA in Visual Effects and 3D Animation from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Michael currently teaches 3D digital modeling, 2D and 3D animation, virtual reality and game art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at UMass Dartmouth. He is currently leading a team of students in the creation of a Virtual Reality Campus.

Michael Swartz
Michael Swartz
Michael Swartz

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