Digital Animation Center University of Colorado Denver

The DAC (Digital Animation Center) is ranked among the top 40 animation schools in the nation.

The UC Denver DAC, is dedicated to producing productive competent animators that are problem solvers, critical thinkers and are prepared to enter the workforce as leaders and managers. As a Fine Art major at one of the nation's top Universities, you will receive a well rounded, quality University education and upon successful completion of all requirements will be awarded a Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in 3D Graphics and Animation.

06/20/2024

DAC Student pre-show ! Come out and show your support.

Sunset Cinema presented by Coca-Cola kicks off one week from today! See you in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, June 25 for a free film screening with pre-show Digital Animation Center University of Colorado Denver student showcase, food trucks, themed photo experience, lawn games and more 🕸

Get more information and RSVP (free!): sunsetcinema-spider-man.eventbrite.com

Photos from Digital Animation Center University of Colorado Denver's post 05/30/2024

A Tale of Two Princes (2024) - a DAC (Digital Animation Center) student produced capstone project for 2024. Keep your eyes peeled ! A Tale of Two Princes will be screening to the public this summer at the Denver Arts Sunset Cinema series.

A Tale of Two Princes is a film about two suitors who are vying for the princess’ hand in marriage. However, she doesn’t seem too keen on choosing either of them.

Student Creators: Al Bowen - Maddy O'Conner - Alex Harris - May Yacuba - Kendra Jackson - Jonathan Vasquez

Now on Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/digitalanimationcenter

Come see what we are all about:
https://artsandmedia.ucdenver.edu/areas-of-study/visual-arts/3-d-graphics-animation

Learn more and RSVP at www.ArtsComplex.com/Sunset-Cinema

Photos from Digital Animation Center University of Colorado Denver's post 05/30/2024

Bathroom Stall Galactica (2024) - a DAC (Digital Animation Center) student produced capstone project for 2024. Keep your eyes peeled ! Bathroom Stall Galactica will be screening to the public this summer at the Denver Arts Sunset Cinema series.

In Bathroom Stall Galactica, a man's routine is interrupted by a cosmic phenomenon that results in his unwilling journey into space. There, he is forced to confront grave and unfamiliar circumstances.

Student Creators: Anna Apostolopoulos - Mikayla Blubaugh - Avery Buffington - Riley Dennis - Josh Frank - Isaiah Heath - Logan Schwartz - Eric Sobek

Now on Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/digitalanimationcenter

Come see what we are all about:
https://artsandmedia.ucdenver.edu/areas-of-study/visual-arts/3-d-graphics-animation

Learn more and RSVP at www.ArtsComplex.com/Sunset-Cinema

Photos from Digital Animation Center University of Colorado Denver's post 05/30/2024

Fighter Kites (2024) - a DAC (Digital Animation Center) student produced capstone project for 2024. Keep your eyes peeled ! Fighter Kites will be screening to the public this summer at the Denver Arts Sunset Cinema series.

Fighter Kites is a film about a young girl, Ahki, whose favorite pastime is kite fighting with her brother. The colorful kites that once freely owned the sky are now replaced by shadows of a flying beast.

Student Creators: Aelma Azad - Bianca Rawlings - Caleb McCormick - Juliana "Jay" Ramirez - Krislyn Love

Now on Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/digitalanimationcenter

Come see what we are all about:
https://artsandmedia.ucdenver.edu/areas-of-study/visual-arts/3-d-graphics-animation

Learn more and RSVP at www.ArtsComplex.com/Sunset-Cinema

Photos from Digital Animation Center University of Colorado Denver's post 05/30/2024

Mothman (2024) - a DAC (Digital Animation Center) student produced capstone project for 2024. Keep your eyes peeled ! Mothman will be screening to the public this summer at the Denver Arts Sunset Cinema series.

A prideful painter moves into a secluded, time-worn home to focus on perfecting his work. However, he is not alone. Many pairs of eyes watch his every move as he works, sleeps, and changes forever.

Student Creators: Aaron Asher - Avery Buffington - Piper Combs - Brentan Elsenbrock - Zoe Garcia - Carl Kinyon - Cameron Tetz

Now on Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/digitalanimationcenter

Come see what we are all about:
https://artsandmedia.ucdenver.edu/areas-of-study/visual-arts/3-d-graphics-animation

Learn more and RSVP at www.ArtsComplex.com/Sunset-Cinema

03/28/2024

DAC (Digital Animation Center) Students were spotted at the Animation Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah. March 22-24 2024 !

12/06/2023

This semester, we had a new student organization form called the People of Color Creative Alliance, which is an interdisciplinary alliance made of students from across all three CAM departments and students outside of CAM. They are celebrating their formation and accomplishments this Thursday.

Who: People of Color Creative Alliance 

What: Come join the People of Color Creative Alliance, as we celebrate the end of our first semester as a Student Organization with a showcase of our members artwork, music, student films and accomplishments.

When: Thursday, December 7 at 5:00pm

Where: Tivoli Community Theater (Tivoli 139H) inside the Tivoli Annex

Please see attached flier for more information 


12/06/2023

This semester we had a new student organization form called the People of Color Creative Alliance, which is an interdisciplinary alliance made of students from across all three CAM departments and students outside of CAM. They are celebrating their formation and accomplishments this Thursday.

Who: People of Color Creative Alliance

What: Come join the People of Color Creative Alliance, as we celebrate the end of our first semester as a Student Organization with a showcase of our members artwork, music, student films and accomplishments.

When: Thursday, December 7 at 5:00pm

Where: Tivoli Community Theater (Tivoli 139H) inside the Tivoli Annex

Please see attached flier for more information

CU Denver’s Guide to 3D Graphics and Animation Jobs - 11/15/2023

CU Denver’s 3D Graphics & Animation Program

The 3D Graphics & Animation program, nestled within the College of Arts & Media, is a top-ranked and tech-enabled creative powerhouse, that helps students excel in the fields of animation, visual effects, game art, and digital storytelling.

CU Denver’s Guide to 3D Graphics and Animation Jobs - Ready to bring your dream animation job to life? CU Denver’s 3D Graphics & Animation program is the perfect place to start your journey.

11/11/2023

📣BIG NEWS 📣

WIA is proud to announce our partnership with UNESCO, the world’s leading organization protecting and promoting culture for sustainable development and upholding human rights around the globe.

The partnership represents the joint vision to empower and support our contingency in animation, VFX, and gaming, especially in developing countries.

Learn more about this exciting new partnership by clicking here → https://womeninanimation.org/wia-unesco/

📸 by: Emmanuel Steinitz Photographe

11/09/2023

CREATIVE TALENT NETWORK Invites You to CTNX 23!

Devoted to meaningful in-person experiences, the Creative Talent Network eXpo brings together vendors, artists, studios, and schools to connect, educate, share, celebrate, and explore the future of our creative community and the industry.

This event will take place from November 16th - November 19th at The Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel. To become an ASIFA-Hollywood member and receive a discount on passes, please email [email protected].

11/09/2023

CTN returns !

CREATIVE TALENT NETWORK Invites You to CTNX 23!

Devoted to meaningful in-person experiences, the Creative Talent Network eXpo brings together vendors, artists, studios, and schools to connect, educate, share, celebrate, and explore the future of our creative community and the industry.

This event will take place from November 16th - November 19th at The Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel. To become an ASIFA-Hollywood member and receive a discount on passes, please email [email protected].

24 HOURS Animation Contest for Students ranked films. The Winners! Week of Oct 20 2023 10/25/2023

Celebrating its 21st edition this year, 24 Hours is led by Aubry Mintz, an animation professor at California State University, Long Beach. The free-to-enter event is open to teams of five from high schools and universities around the world. This year’s prompt provided to artists read:

In 24 hours, make a 30-second film showing us the potential of animated filmmaking as a thank you to our incredible art form. This is a call to arms! A celebration! A love letter to animation! Show us how animation, at its very nature, has properties that can be explored in ways that no other medium has. From art direction to movement to unique design and subjective storytelling – use all of the elements animation has at its disposal to show us what makes it such a powerful and creative medium.

Films are posted weekly on the contest’s Youtube channel ; this year’s winners can be seen in the video posted below.

24 HOURS Animation Contest for Students ranked films. The Winners! Week of Oct 20 2023 The 24 HOURS Animation Contest for Students was created in 2002 by Aubry Mintz. Teams create a 30-second animated short in 24 HOURS. In its 21th year with mo...

24 Hours Animation Content Unveils 2023 Winners From Around The World 10/25/2023

24 Hours Animation Content Unveils 2023 Winners From Around The World
By JAMIE LANG | 10/25/2023 8:15 am | 0

The 24 Hours: Animation Contest for Students wrapped earlier this month, doling out prizes to teams from schools from around the world that were able to produce some seriously impressive 30-second animated films in under 24 hours.

24 Hours Animation Content Unveils 2023 Winners From Around The World What could you animate in one day? These students found out at this year's 24 Hours animation contest.

10/20/2023

Visit us at LightBox Expo at Booth #933 - and at our Panel: Animation Superstars on October 27 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Room 211!

A dynamic group of movers and shakers is gearing up for a spirited conversation about the evolving global animation scene, driven by cutting-edge technologies and the transformation of the animation landscape. The panel will explore how artists can leverage new opportunities and maneuver through the challenges within this rapidly changing environment.

Moderated by ASIFA-Hollywood’s vice president Brooke Keesling, panelists will include Eric Bauza, Miranda Dressle, Jorge Gutierrez, and Mike Hollingsworth.

For more info: https://ow.ly/yjRR50PXsIv

08/02/2023

LYNX Summer Camp - DAC 3D Animation Showcase !

Student Creators: Tim Frick, Monste Garduno Estrada, Jack Hered, Ash Lopez, Luke Marshall, Calvin Melton, Divine Nyiramugisha, Alli Tuma, Sophie Wohl, Alex Herrera, Celia Lafferty, Josiah Mmorosa, Solange Cordova Santamaria, Nate Giedt, Claire Therond, Jennifer Aguirre Garcia, Harper Geygan

CU Denver LYNX National Arts & Media Camps. The LYNX Camps are summer camp programs for high school students at the University of Colorado Denver. They offer camp programs in Animation, Music Industry, Photography, Filmmaking, and more!

Please make sure to follow LYNX CAMPS on Facebook: https://facebook.com/LYNXcamp

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lynxcamps.

For complete information about the camp please visit their website: https://artsandmedia.ucdenver.edu/camps

Come see what The DAC is all about:
https://artsandmedia.ucdenver.edu/areas-of-study/visual-arts/3-d-graphics-animation

08/02/2023

LYNX Camp - Character Creation Showcase 2023

Student Creators: Oliver Hesselberth, Evan Lodico, Miah Luna, Ad Nelson, Grace Ramsour, Luca Edgar, Isabelle Bussinguer, Rhys Haney, Irfhan Moloo, Anna Wang, Maximo Ochoa, Charlie Howard, Flor Aguirre Garcia, Lexi Romero, Mo McConnell, Jasper Acosta, Jennifer Aguirre Garcia, Isabella Andrus, Gwen Evans, Tim Frick, Jack Hered, Calvin Melton, Sofia Romero-Acosta, Harper Geygan, Josiah Mmorosa, Sophia Ortiz, Isis Kirby-Spitzig, Eva Mark, Sof Akins, Divine Nyiramugisha, Isis Blake-Williams-Chernila, Micaela Delarosa, Hannah Dorrheim, Cashis Parsons, Nathan Shurden, Brandon Olivas, Lily Petrecca, Luca Edgar

CU Denver LYNX National Arts & Media Camps. The LYNX Camps are summer camp programs for high school students at the University of Colorado Denver. They offer camp programs in Animation, Music Industry, Photography, Filmmaking, and more!

Please make sure to follow LYNX CAMPS on Facebook: https://facebook.com/LYNXcamp

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lynxcamps.

For complete information about the camp please visit their website: https://artsandmedia.ucdenver.edu/camps

Come see what The DAC is all about:
https://artsandmedia.ucdenver.edu/areas-of-study/visual-arts/3-d-graphics-animation

Photos from CU Denver LYNX Summer Arts Camps's post 07/27/2023
07/25/2023

The WIA Fall 2023 Mentorship Circles have been announced!

Take a look at the Circles being offered this session! They have been broken down into areas of interest including:
• Breaking Into The Industry
• Professional / Skill Development
• Short Film/Leadership/Balance & Personal Development

Applications will open in August!

Our updated website and member portal will include an updated mentorship application process for the Fall 2023 round.

Stay tuned for more information on the updated process as we get close to the Fall 2023 session coming in August.

To check out this session's Mentorship Circles, click here ---> https://womeninanimation.org/fall-2023-wia-mentor-circles/

05/14/2023

The 2023 Annecy Festival Announces the Official Selection of Feature Films! This year's Annecy feature film selection process was a huge challenge due to the quality and an impressive number of submissions. Artistic Director Marcel Jean announced 23 Feature Films in the Official Selection, spotlighting Mexican animation and Animation, pride, and diversity. The Festival will welcome animation luminaries such as Guillermo del Toro, Jorge R. Gutierrez, and Barry Purves in connection with these themes.

Visit www.annecyfestival.com for more information.

05/12/2023
05/09/2023

ASIFA now has an Animated Short of the Month ! ..

We are happy to present Junyi Xiao’s THE LAST MAN ON EARTH SAT ALONE IN A ROOM as this month's Animated Short Film of the Month! ASIFA Hollywood Members can view the short film in their latest ASIFA Weekly Email. To become an ASIFA-Hollywood member and view this screener, please email [email protected].

And if you would like to have your short film featured, visit https://filmfreeway.com/asifa-hollywood.

Photos from ASIFA-Hollywood's post 04/15/2023
Photos from ASIFA-Hollywood's post 04/06/2023

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