Digital art at the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design focuses on artistic experimentation with immersive virtual environments, mobile computing, multimedia, video, and other electronic media. By merging art and technologies, students create new forms of expressions and ways of appreciating art for the 21st century.
Examine technology, society + culture
Choose from three dynamic degree paths
An environment that challenges perception
The exceptional and sophisticated facilities in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design enable digital art students to produce professional work. Housed in the Fine Arts Building, digital art students have access to a range of digital equipment in the Student Technology Centers and DART Lab.
Student Technology Centers & DART lab
The Student Technology Centers are equipped with Mac workstations that are renewed every two years.
The DART lab is a hybrid computer lab with flexible video production and installation studio space. Computer graphic equipment complements slide and film scanners, inkjet and laser printers up to 36 inches wide, overhead projection, and the latest version of imaging and multimedia software.
These spaces also provide 10 stations that are equipped with both SGI and Windows XP environments.
B.F.A. + M.F.A. studios
B.F.A. and M.F.A. digital art students share two studios dedicated to their individual work. The shared environment encourages collaboration and the sharing of new ideas and approaches.
Tools + equipment
Production + exhibition
- Video cameras
- Field audio recorders and microphones
- Lighting equipment
- Oculus Rift Devkit 2.0, 50-65" HD video displays
- Multichannel synchronization equipment
- Stereo and surround sound speaker systems
Student Technology Centers
- Mac workstations and peripherals including scanners and printers (85)
- PC workstations and peripherals including scanners and printers (13)
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Autodesk Maya
Investigate + produce
Take advantage of the power and flexibility of digital forms while revealing new artistic practices. Students investigate 3-D modeling/immersive environments, digital imaging, multimedia authoring, non-linear video production, sound editing, and more.
Through the McKinney Visiting Artist Series, the digital art program hosts nationally and internationally recognized artists to meet with students, present their work, and give workshops and individual critiques.
Some of our past visiting artists include:View upcoming visiting artists
Alumni making their mark
Matt Starr is a new media artist whose work has been exhibited at The Safari Gallery in New York City and featured in W Magazine and Galore magazine. His most recent project, Babycore, is a line of adult-sized baby clothes that went viral this year.Learn about careers