KCAI’s innovative digital media program views technology as a medium for artistic expression far out-reaching its original intent.
With a wide array of electives available, students are given the opportunity to integrate and experiment with digital as well as analog mediums to produce highly interactive and compelling works. Using emerging technology as the backbone of creation allows students to become versed in software coding, physical computing and sensors, games and play dynamics, rapid prototyping, user testing and experiential design.
Major studies culminate during the senior year in studio courses devoted to producing projects leading toward a completed thesis work. While following processes used in the interactive art/entertainment and game industries, students follow through on conceptual brainstorming and sketching, model-making and preliminary builds, milestone tracking, revision and error checking and final functioning works.
This approach fully prepares students to enter the field with an informed perspective, strong portfolio and well-rounded sense of artistic and technical confidence.
Digital Media Faculty
Tom Lewis, associate professor and chair, photography, digital filmmaking, animation and digital media
Tom Lewis is chair of photography, digital filmmaking, animation and digital media. He taught photography and new media at KCAI in 2001...Read More
John Baker, assistant professor and program coordinator
John Baker joined KCAI in 2010 and teaches courses in digital media and animation. Previously he was an animator with MK12, a Kansas...Read More
David Overholt, assistant professor
David Steele Overholt’s studies and research have covered areas of art, graphic design, technology, communications, urban architecture,...Read More