strives to mold techniques of painting/illustration, music, and kinetic performance into a single fluid process.
San Francisco (PRWEB) July 1, 2007
Academy of Art University students from the digital arts school took home awards from the Space-Time Student Competition & Exhibition at SIGGRAPH 2007. Kyle Yugawa won first place for his project Verve and Molly Quan won one of the four Honorable Mentions for her project Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought both in the interactive category. This is the fourth year in a row that an Academy of Art University Graduate New Media student has taken the first place title at the Space-Time Competition.
Verve, Yugawa's MFA thesis, is a web tool that lets artists and musicians compose, orchestrate, and illustrate using sound, shape, and motion. According to the Verve website, the project "strives to mold techniques of painting/illustration, music, and kinetic performance into a single fluid process." It developed from his frustration as a new media designer to have to learn so many different applications and processes.
"SIGGRAPH is an international event with so much innovative projects being displayed, I was quite surprised and pleased to hear the news. It is great motivation to keep developing the project further," Yugawa said.
He found out about the competition through Lourdes Livingston, Director of Graduate School of Computer Arts: New Media.
"I think that its great that she encourages students to enter their work into these competitions because it helps the give the students and the school the recognition it deserves," he said.
Space-Time is an internationally juried competition for students working in computer graphics and digital arts.
The exhibition showcases the state of artistic computer-based student work in the categories of print, animation, and interactive works.
The competition is held within SIGGRAPH 2007, the 34th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, being held August 5-9 at the San Diego Convention Center. The conference, convened by the ACM SIGGRAPH organization, is attended by tens of thousands of computer professionals.
About the Academy of Art University School of Computer Arts: New Media
Established in 1929, Academy of Art University is the largest accredited private art and design school in the US with 10,000 students throughout San Francisco as well as nationally and internationally through the online program.
The goal of the Computer Arts: New Media program is to provide a comprehensive education in contemporary digital art and design, leading to multiple professional career opportunities for our graduates. The New Media curriculum constantly evolves, keeping pace with the demanding qualifications required by a wide range of employers seeking graduates with the depth and breadth of digital design and production skills that the Academy provides.
Some computer arts firms hiring our graduates include American Greetings, Auctiva Corporation, bebe, Bill Graham Presents / LiveNation, Crescent Jewelers, HandHeld Entertainment Inc., IOTA Design, Kaiser Permanente, Media Zone, Nippon Design Center, NIRO JAPAN, Rodale, Sct Cards and Publishing Co., Ltd., SINA.com, Single Bound Creative, Threshold Corporation, Toyota, Williams-Sonoma Inc., http://www.iwin.com
Academy of Art University is nationally accredited by WASC, ACICS, NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (Formerly FIDER) (BFA-IAD), and NAAB (M-ARCH).