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    How to Get A Degree in Games Design and Animation

    KNOWLEDGE of computer languages such as C/C++ and Java is essential for programmers and experience of particular tools is essential for designers. Knowledge and skills in other areas such as mathematics, object physics, gaming console architecture and gaming aesthetics and genres are also necessary. Besides computer science, geography and urban planning are associated with in-game landscape, building and community recreation; engineering ...
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    The Benefits of Teaching TeachDesign Early

    The Benefits of Teaching TeachDesign Early
    A group of Austin designers is helping students at a local high school recreate their campus. Designers, through training and experience, develop a different lens through which to see the world. They move through spaces, environments, and systems, making observations and developing insights about what works well and what doesn’t. They then use those observations and insights to create innovative solutions ...
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    Life After Art School

    Life After Art School
    If you’re a senior in college or finishing your second year of a MFA degree, I don’t have to tell you that the end is almost near. Depending on where you go to school, you probably have between five and seven weeks before the semester is over and you’re cast out into the “real world.” So what are two things you ...
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    What's Your Sign?

    What's Your Sign?
    What's Your Sign? Let's talk about logos. We all see them, and love many of them. What are the types of identifying marks out there and what are some tips to design them? Let me give you some thoughts. Logos Defined A logo is an identifying mark that communicates a great deal about a product, service, or organization. A logo has ...
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    Form and Space

    Form and Space
    Ahh, the wonderful, unknown world of 3D art that I just happened to dive into headfirst - scared to death - but now freeing myself to explore this new territory. Working with wood and cutting and gluing is messy! And you still gotta keep the model in good condition and be meticulous about those glue stains and such. We were working ...
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    Photography Educational Guidelines

    h4. Education, Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement Employers usually seek applicants with a "good eye," imagination, and creativity, as well as a good technical understanding of photography. Entry-level positions in photojournalism or in industrial or scientific photography generally require a college degree in photography or in a field related to the industry in which the photographer seeks employment. Freelance and portrait ...
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    Gotta Aspire to Inspire Before I Expire.

    Gotta Aspire to Inspire Before I Expire.
    June 2010. My expected graduation date. So many things have been on my mind as of late! The future is what's been running through my mind non-stop, and at times it's caught me off guard on how quickly time is passing and how I'm halfway through my VC program at school! I admit I had a few weeks of doubts in ...
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    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Fashion Design

    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Fashion Design
    A Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design is a professional degree that will prepare you to work as a designer in a fashion house or to start your own fashion design line. The first year of your program will give you a foundation of visual art skills such as life drawing, 3-dimensional design, color, composition, and some computer aided design. ...
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    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Interior Design

    Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Interior Design
    A Bachelor's of Fine Arts in interior design is a professional degree that will prepare you to work as a designer in an architecture firm, interior design firm or to start your own interior design business. The first year of your program will give you a foundation of visual art skills such as spacial drawing, 3-dimensional design, color, composition, and some ...
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    Is Red the Fairest One of them All?

    Is Red the Fairest One of them All?
    Red is usually regarded as a color which visually leaps out. Red stand out. Red jumps off the page. But does it really? I found two interesting pictures on Flickr. Both contain a red button. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] [photo:59478] The one button is highly visable, the other is almost hidden in its surroundings, even while it takes up a large part of the ...
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    Choosing the Right School

    Choosing the Right School
    You've taken all the tests and made the grades, and now it's the moment of truth—deciding where to go to school! With so many schools to choose from, it could take forever to find the perfect one for you. Non-federal financial assistance programs and requirements often vary from school to school. Always check with your school before applying for financial aid. ...
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    Does Your Minor Matter?

    Does Your Minor Matter?
    Many students spend so much energy deciding on college majors that they sometimes overlook a related - and sometimes equally important – question: What minor, if any, should you choose? As with so many career issues you'll face during the college years, there is no straightforward correct answer. Insofar as prospective employers are concerned, it all depends. But one thing is ...
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    How to be a Good Student — Part 2 of 2

    How to be a Good Student — Part 2 of 2
    In part one of this feature I highlighted a few of the more obvious things you can do as a student to help enhance your chances for success — showing up, sowing your work, taking notes, and being an active participant. Here are a few less intuitive recommendations to round out that advice: h4. Be courageous I have great admiration for ...
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    Repaying Your Loans

    Repaying Your Loans
    h4. What you need to know about repaying student loans... After you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment, you have a period of time before you have to begin repayment. This “grace period” will be *six months for a Federal (FFEL) or Direct Stafford Loan. *nine months for Federal Perkins Loans (If you're a parent reading this and you ...
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    What is a BFA?

    h4. WHAT'S A BFA? The BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) is an undergraduate college degree offered in all areas of the fine and applied arts. Since World War II it has become THE standard degree for students seeking a professional education in art and design. The National Association of School of Art & Design (NASAD, Reston, VA), is the nationally recognized ...
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    Finding the Right Design Gig

    Finding the Right Design Gig
    Most of us, especially as freelance designers, come up with the challenge what types of gigs to go after. There are times when the jobs come rolling in and we don't really have time to differentiate between them. That can be a really good thing. But, there are also times when the jobs aren't rolling in so much and we have ...
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    Should I Take a Continuing Education Class?

    Should I Take a Continuing Education Class?
    Whether you’re contemplating a career change or looking to add some new skills to your current studio practice, “continuing education” or “adult extension” courses might seem tempting. At the school where I teach, a wide variety of classes are offered – from blacksmithing to computer animation, and everywhere in between. And of course, if you live in a big city, the ...
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    A Checklist for Tough Times

    A Checklist for Tough Times
    We all know that the business environment is tough right now. Consumers aren't spending money, and our clients aren't either. We may have some ongoing services we're providing, like site maintenance, but what can we do to keep some business coming in and save ourselves some income - and worry lines? h2. Be Grateful for What You've Got In these times, ...
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    Introducing Our Newest Featured Writer: Elisha-Rio Apilado

    Introducing Our Newest Featured Writer: Elisha-Rio Apilado
    About school, school will forever keep me busy, and I like that. I put school first more than anything or anybody. I put art first, so yeah, I've been slacking in my Geometry class, but I'm back on ground with it. The projects in my art class are just more important to me because they are the building blocks of my ...
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    Gimme a Break!

    Gimme a Break!
    This is the time of year when students of all types have winter break. It's a nice and well-deserved reprieve from the papers, projects, and other studies of the school year. I haven't been a student in a while, but I still remember the anticipation for the break and the relief when it finally came. During the time off, it is ...
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