Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2006
Have you ever watched the brilliant magic of a Disney cartoon and wished that you had the skills to become an animation artist? Or perhaps your interest is in fashion design; but you would rather be on the business end of the catwalk. Well, wish no more.
DirectoryofSchools.com, a leading marketer of online degrees, is proud to showcase two new online creative arts degree programs offered by The Art Institute Online, a division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The Bachelor of Science degree programs in Media Arts & Animation (MAA) and Fashion & Retail Management (FRM) round out a finely tailored group of accelerated educational programs. All are designed with threads of artistic vision and academic excellence woven into a background of online flexibility and significant employment potential.
Without stepping onto any of the 31 campuses of The Art Institutes, it is all about convenience as potential students make their applications, check into financial aid, choose classes, and purchase necessary instructional materials -- all online. The Art Institute Online even requests and pays for college transcripts, just to make the application process as smooth as possible. Tuition costs are relatively reasonable; and military discounts are available to qualified U.S. military personnel.
The online bachelors degree program in Media Arts & Animation offers core courses in drawing, 2-D principles for animation, color theory, and character design. Advanced coursework follows in 3-D modeling and animation, digital methods for creating hand-drawn animation, editing, and other classes chosen carefully by professionals working in the field. Hands-on projects include preparing a digital animation portfolio for graduation, which is displayed to potential employers and industry professionals. Many MAA graduates of the campus-based program are now working for leading employers. A projected growth in the motion picture and magazine industry is expected to increase the need for animators, illustrators and cartoonists.
Following a different path, the Fashion & Retail Management students are immersed in fashion history, textile and apparel construction and trends, and elements of retail operation. Specialty courses in visual merchandising, event and fashion show production, buying, and marketing and promotions are also required. Classes in global marketing, e-commerce operations, business ownership, retail technology and operations, business law, product development and market research, international marketing and web marketing are recommended. The demand for qualified fashion industry management and supervisory personnel continues to grow, especially considering the increasing popularity of internet retail sales.
Additional online degree and diploma programs include Advertising, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Interactive Media Design, Digital Design, Web Design, and Residential Planning.
After all, your wish is their command.