Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) Partners with Local Non-Profits to Provide Digital Media that Matters

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Practicum Students at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) partnered with Children’s Hospital Boston, Zumix and other Boston-area non-profit and socially responsible organizations to provide Photography, Web Design, Digital Filmmaking and 3D Animation productions. The Spring 2006 Practicum Screening, a celebratory event to showcase this work will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2006 in Studio C at CDIA’s Waltham MA campus from 3-5 PM.

Practicum Students at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) partnered with Children’s Hospital Boston, Zumix and other Boston-area non-profit and socially responsible organizations to provide Photography, Web Design, Digital Filmmaking and 3D Animation productions. The Spring 2006 Practicum Screening, a celebratory event to showcase this work, will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2006 in Studio C at CDIA’s Waltham MA campus from 3-5 PM.

All CDIA students have an opportunity to participate in a Practicum production, giving them access to hands-on experience with an organization working to make a difference in Greater Boston. Students establish a partnership with a non-profit or socially responsible organization and provide quality digital media in the space of one month. This dynamic opportunity gives CDIA’s partner organizations access to the cutting-edge digital imaging arts technology used at CDIA.

“One of the core missions at CDIA is to create media that serves the community. The Practicum allows our students to use their skills to make a real impact in the world.” said Aimee Corrigan, Practicum Manager. Corrigan continued, “The digital age allows us to have an incredible production capacity and as communicators in an increasingly visual culture, we have new responsibilities. We’re constantly seeking partners for collaboration with our Practicum program. We’re telling stories that matter."

Corrigan offered a list of the Spring 2006 CDIA Production Practicum projects below:

CDIA Photography Practicum students provided documentary, event, portrait, landscape, lifestyle and still life photography for The Children’s Hospital: Oncology Unit, The North Shore YMCA, The Charles River Museum of Industry, Handshouse Studios, Zumix, The Brookline Senior Center, Charles River Editions, The Hill House, The Haley House, The Dance Complex and Community Boating.

Web Design Practicum students redesigned web sites and created microsites and print materials for Zumix, The ARC, GoMango, The Ellie Fund, Troubadour, Inc., Charles River Editions and Lightspace Corporation.

Digital Filmmaking Practicum students worked on crews led by professional filmmakers to produce documentaries for The Children’s Hospital, Zumix and Project Joy.

3D Animation Practicum students are working on a year long project with Children’s Hospital to produce a cartoon/animation that explains what cancer is and illustrates the experience of undergoing treatment. This piece will be used as a resource and made available to all patients and families affected by childhood cancer.

About Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University

The Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) at Boston University allows students to express their creative vision and turn it into a practical reality. Whether students are looking for a film school, game design school, photography school, 3D Animation school, graphic web design school or recording arts school, CDIA at Boston University offers practical, hands-on, career-oriented training to both novices and seasoned professionals in today’s advanced digital imaging arts. CDIA’s Certificate Programs are led by world-class instructors who are practicing experts in their fields, and backed by the resources and reputation of Boston University’s internationally renowned College of Communication.

CDIA offers nine month Certificate Programs in Digital Photography, Digital Filmmaking, 3D Animation, Graphic and Interactive Design and Recording Arts. Certificate Programs are also offered on a part-time basis during evening hours. Visit http://www.cdiabu.com or call 781-209-1700.

Press contact:

Andy Kelley, Effective Student Marketing 617-938-3417

or Aimee Corrigan, Program Director, CDIA Production Practicum 781-209-1700.

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