Recently, we’ve heard some great news from two of our own who now are using their talents at Epic Games, one of the world’s leading interactive entertainment companies and provider of 3D engine technology. You might have also heard of their the hugely popular game Fortnite! Bodé and Jarrett are both thrilled to work on this amazing title. Bodé Alaka Bodé, one of our alumni, recently began full-time employment at Epic as a Character Designer / Concept Artist. Bodé’s portfolio is on ArtStation and it depicts one of his Fortnite concepts, “Stitch.” Jarrett McGill Jarrett recently began as an Animation Continue Reading
ETSU’s National Student Advertising team placed in the top eight of the National Student Advertising Competition semi-finals after winning first place in the district 7 competition. This is the third time in five years that ETSU students have competed at the finals. Students on the NSAC team represent the ETSU Departments of Media and Communication and Digital Media. This semester, they collaborated to create an advertising solution for the 2022 competition client Meta and its VR device, the Quest 2. At the district level, the team competed against seven other universities, including second place winner Lee University and third place Continue Reading
Sullivan Perry (class of 2021) directed, filmed and edited his first music video. The track is “Let Them Eat Cake” by the artist Fleurie who has 3,498,816 monthly listeners. Sullivan poses with the Fleurie and the crew in a series of outtakes that play during the music video’s rolling credits. Let Them Eat Cake by Fleurie Sullivan Perry’s Portfolio Sullivan’s B.S. in Digital Media was a concentration in Visual Effects. You can see more of Sullivan’s student work as well as professional work in his portolio here.
ETSU’s Department of Digital Media was a spotlight participant at the 2022 East Coast Game Conference. Students and faculty participated in several ECGC sessions including a panel discussion regarding their partnership with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. This partnership created multiple training scenarios from crash cart simulations to cutting-edge VR de-escalation training for the hospital staff. Megan Smith, Stephen Overton, Grayson Wiles, and Todd Emma discussed working with non-gamers as stakeholders and the pipeline for asset creation and deployment. FACUTLY AND STUDENTS PRESENT RESEARCH Is grad school for you? Professor Todd Emma and Assistant Professor Jacy Richardson Lessons Learned in Continue Reading
The Department of Digital Media has received accolades from the online resource Animation Career Review which has ranked ETSU among the top animation and game design schools in the South in their 2021 review. No. 1 in Tennessee for Game Design No. 1 in Tennessee for Animation Top 20 in the South East Tennessee State University has been ranked No. 1 in Tennessee as the top school for game design, as well as animation. It is also positioned among the Top 20 Game Design and Animation Colleges in the South, ranking No. 12 for its animation program and No. 17 Continue Reading
May 20, 2021. East Tennessee State University and the Digital Media Department are excited to announce the approval by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission of a new Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media.