Immersive, collaborative and designed to unlock your creativity—for over 130 years Cogswell has been helping people turn their passion into their professions. Today, it’s your turn. Explore our program offerings to help you develop the skills you need for the job you’ll love.
Pairing business, technology and creativity, our students come to the heart of Silicon Valley to deepen and grow their passions. The result? A skilled and dynamic community with a social life that is surprisingly robust.
The Technical Art concentration combines the Cogswell College student’s artistic abilities along with the technical toolkit of the CG world. Traditional technical art courses like drawing, painting, and sculpting help the student develop an artistic eye. Industry standard software programs are used in 3D Modeling, 3D Animation, Texturing and Lighting courses. Technical art coursework includes computer programming courses which enable the Cogswell College student to customize tools in CG software programs. The technical art concentration allows the Cogswell College student to focus on Lighting and Compositing or Rigging and scripting. Cogswell College students can complete their technical art program of study by working on one many of the large projects on campus.
Your first three terms begin by building a strong foundation in traditional art which enables you to create realistic pieces when transitioning into the digital environment. Upper-level production opportunities equip Cogswell College graduates with an extensive portfolio of work, an ingrained instinct to collaborate on a team, and the creative and technical skills required to work in a wide variety of digital art careers. Cogswell College students have access to uniquely modern facilities hard to find at other digital art and animation schools, including access to virtual reality and augmented reality equipment and a rendering manager built just for Cogswell College.
If you know you're ready to get your career started with this technical art degree program, now's the time to apply. We're ready to help you along the way and answer any questions you might have.
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