2013 Digital Media Festival to be Held Friday November 22

Now in its 21st year, the Digital Media Festival will include some of the very best undergraduate and graduate student-created works

Students and faculty from UMass Dartmouth's Digital Media major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Design Department will be presenting the latest collection of amazing computer imagery and animation at the annual Digital Media Festival taking place on Friday, November 22, 2013, at 7:30pm at the CVPA Recital Hall, Room 153. Admission is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. As always, visitors are advised to come early and park in the main campus lots number 7 or 8. 

Now in its 21st year, the Digital Media Festival will include some of the very best undergraduate and graduate student-created works. On that evening, festival founder and Professor Harvey Goldman, along with Digital Media Professors Scott Ahrens, Mark Millstein, and Shawn Towne, will introduce and present student works from all levels of the Digital Media major. The festival will include two and three-dimensional images and animation, and examples of interaction design from students in classes at all levels in both the BFA and MFA degree programs. 

This year, the student animators are proud to present their version of The Magic Act. Working in groups, each student contributes three-dimensional modeling and animation skills to highly detailed projects in which a magical act is performed. Students begin their work with research that includes historical and contemporary magicians and their acts, character development and human locomotion. All of the models and textures, as well as the characters and actions that will appear in the festival that night were designed entirely by students studying animation in the Design Department's Digital Media program. 

The Digital Media program at UMass Dartmouth is an integrated digital art, design and technology program with the mission of providing future creative leaders the skills and knowledge to meet the design and communication challenges of the of the 21st century. A key objective is to facilitate and develop graduates who are broadly educated, articulate, scholarly, visually sophisticated and capable of active participation in all phases of the design process. 

For additional information, or questions about the evening's festivities, contact UMass Dartmouth Professor Harvey Goldman (508) 999-8563, or email: hgoldman@umassd.edu. For information about the Digital Media program and the CVPA, go to www.umassd.edu/cvpa or the program's Facebook page.

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