Digital Media

Put your career in motion

We're plugged into the Entertainment industry. Ready to get in on the action? Whether creating animated 3-D characters for movies; designing high-speed action sequences for Xbox; or editing for film, television, and the web, Digital Media artists blend imagination and technical skills to create the sights and sounds that leave audiences begging for more.

What Our Students Learn

In our program students learn the skills to:

  • Work as a Digital Artist in many specialized areas of the industry.
  • Utilize software for 3-D modeling, digital storytelling, web design, and visual effects.
  • Communicate effectively with other industry professionals involved at all stages of the production process.
  • Convey a message using interplay between video and audio components of a project.
  • Contribute meaningfully to any creative and technical discussions from the very first day on the job.
  • Succeed in this dynamic industry.

Why FIDM?

The Digital Media Program teaches a synergistic approach to modern technologies and trains students to blend sight, sound, and motion seamlessly.

Classes such as: Editing, Digital Composition, Motion Graphics, 3-D Modeling & Animation, and Sound Design prepare students for success in the Digital Media world.

Digital Media students have the opportunity to work on many real-world projects including the DEBUT Runway Show, FIDM's annual fashion gala. The students can participate in all aspects of the show, from preproduction through post-production. Some even contribute to the show's overall design and feel.

The approach of the program's industry-savvy instructors ensures that students learn skills that are relevant and in-demand.

FIDM Productions' Digital Media Center at the Los Angeles campus is a state-of-the industry production facility housing edit bays, machine rooms, an insert stage, and classrooms.

Upon graduation, students will have compiled a diverse body of work that can be used to create a DVD portfolio/reel for distribution on the web or to show potential employers.

The classes are small, so you, your classmates, and the instructors become very close, almost like a family. The camaraderie was one of my favorite things about the program." -- Kyle Brosius, Digital Artist, E! Entertainment.

A Closer Look

The Digital Media Program provides students with the opportunity to integrate imagination and technology. The program teaches a synergistic approach to modern technologies and trains students to blend sight, sound, and motion seamlessly.

The Digital Media Program is designed to build specific skill sets that provide a strong foundation of general knowledge. Students emerge with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the production workflow, from preproduction through postproduction.  The program focuses on editing, sound design, digital composition, motion graphics, 3-D modeling and animation, production, digital storytelling, and web design. Our graduates are complete digital artists who have learned their crafts in the context of creative expression and are prepared for specialized careers in the industry.

Take another look at the work of FIDM Digital Media Students at FIDMDIGITALARTS.com and blog.fidmdigitalarts.com