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Animation site posts viz program dialogue with McLaughlin

posted August 4, 2015
The history and future of visualization education at Texas A&M were two of many topics Tim McLaughlin, head of the Department of Visualization, discussed in an interview posted on the Animation Career Review website.

Texas A&M named among U.S.’s top animation schools

posted May 4, 2015
Within weeks of gaining prominence among the world’s best game design schools, Texas A&M was ranked as one of the nation’s best animation schools, placing third among public institutions in a 2015 analysis conducted by Animation Career Review, an online career resource for aspiring animators, game designers and digital artists.

Former students’ 3-D film to be screened at German film festival

posted March 25, 2015
An award-winning, 3-D short film created by two former Texas A&M visualization students has been selected for screening in a prestigious German film festival.

Viz program gaining rep for video game design education

posted March 24, 2015
Widely known as a fertile training ground for Hollywood special effects professionals, the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University is rapidly gaining stature among the nation’s leading programs in video game design.

LIVE Lab workshop explores high-end animation software

posted November 11, 2014
Visualization students created computer-animated objects with Houdini, the same software used to make blockbuster movies such as “Frozen,” at an Oct. 17-19, 2014 workshop hosted by Texas A&M’s Learning Interactive Visualization Experience Lab.

Lab’s video games could change main mode of teaching

posted October 9, 2014
Art history students are learning about Renaissance art this fall while playing a video game, “The ARTé Project,” a prototype educational game developed by Texas A&M’s new Learning Interactive Visualizations Experience lab to demonstrate a fun, alternative way to learn.

Viz department work showcased at global graphics conference

posted August 11, 2014
Students and faculty at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization were well represented at SIGGRAPH 2014, the globe’s premier computer graphics conference, attended annually by thousands of industry professionals throughout the world.

Vizzer contributes to 'Dragon 2' as intern at DreamWorks

posted June 12, 2014
Graduate visualization studies at Texas A&M paid off for DreamWorks Animation intern Kelly Kin, who worked as a lighting apprentice on “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” Read Jennifer Reiley's story in the June 12, 2014 issue of The Battalion.

Viz-a-GoGo 21 set for May 1-3 in downtown Bryan

posted April 25, 2014
Viz-a-GoGo, the 21st annual showcase of digital wizardry by graduate students in Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization, will be on public display at two venues May 1-3 in downtown Bryan.

EA Sports graphics head joins Texas A&M Viz faculty

posted February 17, 2014
André Thomas, who led graphics development, planning and implementation for the EA Sports’ powerhouse lineup of football videogames since 2007, is now passing his considerable game industry knowledge to visualization students as a lecturer at Texas A&M.

Viz students’ art showcased at regional art center

posted October 22, 2013
Visitors interacted with art created by students at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization in “PLAY inside the box,” an exhibit on display at in October at the Art Center of Brazos Valley.

Initiative fusing arts, technology education gains momentum

posted September 18, 2013
A remarkably diverse coalition including national science, arts and education groups assembled by Carol LaFayette, associate professor of visualization at Texas A&M, is advocating for the inclusion of the arts in science and technical education, an idea gaining traction among educators across the United States.

Viz students craft Mexican-styled murals for play

posted June 4, 2013
Collages echoing a style of art born in an early 20th century Mexican cultural renaissance were created by visualization students at Texas A&M in a collaboration with their counterparts in the university’s performance studies program.

Asterisk* multimedia exhibit showcases MFA-Vizzer's work

posted May 29, 2013
“Asterisk*,” a multimedia exhibit May 2013 in the College of Architecture's Wright Gallery, showcased artistic explorations by students in VIZA 631 Contemporary Art Studio/Seminar, offered through the Master of Fine Arts in Visualization program.

Treatment center designs aid PTSD, head-injured vets

posted February 20, 2013
Treatment centers that can be quickly constructed to treat veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder were designed last fall in a multidisciplinary studio at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.