News Stories

Fall Shows 2011

posted December 16, 2011
Once again, students worked around the clock at the Viz Lab to finish their animation and video projects for the department’s end-of-semester fall-shows. The first exhibition featured flatwork, sculptures, and animated projects created by students in the undergrad (VIST) program.

Vizzers collaborate with Disney pros

posted November 17, 2011
The secret afterhours lives of office supplies were revealed in three video shorts developed by graduate Texas A&M visualization students last summer under the guidance of visiting professionals from Walt Disney Animation Studios during the department's annual summer industry course.

Viz students, faculty projects showcased

posted November 14, 2011
Faculty and graduate students at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization took a few minutes each to presented their current research and creative endeavors Oct. 18, 2011 during the department’s fast-paced second annual research symposium held on the fourth floor of the Langford C building.

Applicants sought for new MFA-Viz degree

posted November 14, 2011
The Department of Visualization at the Texas A&M College of Architecture is offering a new, technology-infused Master of Fine Arts degree program that in fall 2011 will begin preparing students for careers in digital art education, fine arts, entertainment and media industries, as well as art as a vocation.

Students Compete in IVC Competition

posted November 10, 2011
Nine students from the Department of Visualization competed in the sixth annual Immersive Visualization Competition hosted by the Immersive Visualization Center (IVC).

Vizzer models 17th century shipwreck

posted November 1, 2011
The American Bureau of Shipping’s latest quarterly publication includes an article about a centuries-old Portuguese shipwreck brought back to life in an immersive, 3-D model created by former Texas A&M Master of Visualization Sciences student Audrey Wells ’08.

VIP Tailgating

posted October 17, 2011
Twice a year, a select group of visualization industry partners(VIPs) gather and meet with faculty and students to discuss current needs and trends. Students talk with faculty about student skill sets, and discuss the challenges graduates face when entering visualization careers.

Making an Aggie Ring

posted October 14, 2011
The fifty-nine first-year students in VIST 105, the foundation design class in the Department of Visualization, are already thinking about 2015, the year they graduate. Just mention that year to them, and a loud whoop is the response.

Students Win Best 3D Short

posted October 3, 2011
Current students Ganesh Rao, Jonny Greenwald, and recent graduate, Shyam Kannapurakkaran were awarded ‘Best Experimental 3D Short’ at this year’s 3D Film Festival held at the Los Angeles Film School.

Students Create Virtual Worlds

posted September 26, 2011
Students in VIST-405 demonstrated a variety of immersive virtual installations, their first project of the semester.

Student SIGGRAPH Chapter at TAMU

posted September 16, 2011
At their first meeting of the semester, guest speaker Dr. Fred Parke spoke about the history of SIGGRAPH.

Record Enrollment

posted September 16, 2011
With record enrollment exceeding 50,000 students this fall, it is no surprise that the BS-Viz and MS-Viz programs have also expanded to record sizes.

Viz student earns Sony scholarship

posted September 6, 2011
Texas A&M graduate visualization student Sarah Beth Eisinger’s work earned a $10,000 scholarship from Sony Pictures Imageworks, an Academy Award-winning, state-of-the-art visual effects and character animation company. She has previous experience at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Google.

Vizzer's self-portrait generates buzz for N.C. museum exhibit

posted September 6, 2011
A graduate visualization student’s self-portraits, tributes to iconic masterworks from the art world, have captured the attention and praise of art blogger Michelle H. Harrell, coordinator of teen/college programs for the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

Vizzer self-portraits explore text, texture

posted September 5, 2011
Last summer undergraduate visualization students in a graphic design class led by Donna Hajash, a senior visualization lecturer, integrated color, texture and typography to create revealing biographical self portraits.