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Integrated Media: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Aspire to careers in animation for web or broadcast, producing commercials or music videos, becoming a compositor, animator or director, working as a texture or background artist for gaming/interactive media

Student work by Jose Alvarado, 2013. Photo by Sarah Mulholland.

Integrated Media: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Students who choose Digital Painting and Expanded Animation (DPXA) will see their main area of study — Drawing & Painting or Integrated Media — supplemented by a series of courses to strengthen their digital art and animation skills and better prepare them for a career in various creative industries.

Students applying to OCAD U who are interested in DPXA should selected either Drawing & Painting or Integrated Media as their subject of major.

DPXA students of both majors take many of the same courses, but different degree requirements mean that Drawing & Painting students focus more on digital painting while Integrated Media majors take more time-based media.

All DPXA students will graduate with a background in traditional and digital animation such as:

  • 3D modeling
  • texturing and rendering
  • digital painting and compositing

DPXA graduates can aspire to careers in creative industries including animation for web or broadcast; producing commercials or music videos; becoming a compositor, animator or director; working as a texture or background artist for gaming/interactive media or becoming a visual or projection artist for live events.

We encourage students to pursue independent art practice and freelance creative work as well as a means of developing entrepreneurship and an independent practice.

For more information, go to the Program Guides page.

Program Course Offerings

For a complete list of courses for this program, please see the applicable program guides:

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