Senior Portfolio Spotlight Here is a peek at the board game concept, Dungeon Dashers, created by Kurt Woodward, class of 2023. In the game, four iconic heroes clash in a race to be the one who escape with the dungeon’s treasure. Game play pits you against other players as well as an army of the undead and mimics who are intent upon leaving you forlorn and empty handed. You can see more of Kurts digital artwork, creatures and 3D models at Kurt_Creates on ArtStation “This board game was a project based thesis where I spent two semesters developing this game Continue Reading
Senior Portfolio Spotlight We’d like to share a glimpse of Jane Anderson’s look development workflow for her original story Wellspring. Jane uses a combination of 3D modeling, sculpting and digital painting techniques in addition to 3D printing to envision her characters and environments for Wellspring. You can discover more in her portfolio at FranDookie on ArtStation “I think I have been drawing toons like Ayvel my whole life, I have just never been able to find a design I wanted to stick with. I am a fan of intelligent, flawed, and awkward characters- I think I finally found an iteration Continue Reading
Senior Portfolio Spotlight Paige Gleason, class of 2023, designed, developed and illustrated a digital magazine prototype, Astrophilia, one of many designs and illustrations found in her senior portfolio at PaigeGleasonArt. Several of Paige’s portfolio pieces have won student accolades from the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation. But in 2022, Asprophilia not only won local Best in Show, the entry moved on to the topmost, national level, winning Student Gold and a coveted Judges Choice student award, one of only three in the competition, nationwide.
East Tennessee State University has been ranked the Top School in Tennessee for the 2023 Animation School Rankings. The online resource Animation Career Review considered nearly 200 schools with animation programs across the United States in determining the 12th annual rankings. No. 1 in Tennessee for Animation No. 1 in Tennessee for Game Design No. 7 Nationally for Animation B.S. Degree The ETSU Digital Media Department in the College of Business and Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in digital media with concentrations in animation, game design, visualization and visual effects. There is also a digital media minor for students Continue Reading
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
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.