Digital Media Arts College
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Digital Media Arts College (DMAC) is a private college in Boca Raton, Florida. Founded over a decade ago, in 2001, by Cynthia Jakeway and Tony Palmieri, and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Graphic Design, Advertising, Computer Animation, and Game Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Web Design and Visual Effects Animation.
DMAC has been accredited nationally by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) since April, 2007 and has been in the Title IV Federal Financial Aid Program since December, 2007. DMAC is also licensed by the Commission for Independent Education and approved for veteran's training by the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs. Current enrollment is approximately 350 students.
DMAC is an undergraduate and graduate degree granting institution dedicated to domestic and international students whose professional goals include graduating from college with a career-focused education.
This school of art and design attracts faculty with appropriate academic and industry credentials to teach a curriculum around graphic design, computer animation, game art, website design and visual effects.
DMAC focuses its undergraduate and graduate education on providing students with an understanding of the interdependence of technology, media and entertainment in a culturally diverse, global society.
DMAC offers specialized Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Computer Animation (and a concentration in Game Art) and Graphic Design (and a concentration in Advertising Design) as well as Master of Fine Arts degrees in Visual Effects Animation and Web Design.
Professional certificate programs are also offered for students working towards a degree and as resume enhancers for professionals working in an advertising-related industry.
The DMAC campus is a 33,000+ square foot facility located in Boca Raton, Florida.
DMAC’s computer labs are regularly updated with software and hardware standard to the computer animation and graphic design industries
Animation school students use Dual Xeon processor PCs with Nvidia Quadro graphics cards running Autodesk and Adobe software
Graphic design school and motion graphics students use Apple G5 computers with 23" cinema displays with Adobe software. A render farm of networked computers is provided for animation students whose classwork often involves rendering.
The campus houses a certified, on-site help desk to assist students with technical issues and also has a laptop program.
DMAC also features a full art studio, motion capture chroma key wall with professional video equipment, dialogue and library, graffiti and gallery walls, and a student lounge.
Professional Certificates are available in: Computer Generated (CG) Modeling, Drawing, Motion Graphics, Graphic Design and Web Design.
Associate and Bachelor Undergraduate Degrees are offered in: Graphic Design (AS), Multimedia Design (AS), Graphic Design (BFA), Advertising(BFA), Computer Animation (BFA), Game Art (BFA)
MFA Graduate Degrees are available in: Web Design, Visual Effects Animation.