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.