Youth Digital Arts Cyber Studios are where our advanced students, Student National Mentors, and Youth Digital Arts National Fellows work on advanced projects, national collaboration projects, research into new and emerging digital arts software and hardware, and assist in the development of new courses.
Students can currently enroll in a couple of our Cyber Studios:
The Digital Manga and Comic Cyber Studio – DMCCS
The Digital Manga and Comic Cyber Studio is for advanced students who have taken Digital Manga 101, Digital Photo Painting 101, Digital Drawing and Painting 101, and 3D Drawing 101. There are always amazing 2D and 3D Digital Manga, Digital Drawing, and Digital Painting projects going on in the DMCCS including many of the advanced techniques you can see in our Student Galleries.
The Video Game Design Cyber Studio – VGDCS
The Video Game Design Cyber Studio is for advanced students who have taken Video Game Design 101, 102, IVGD101, and 3DVGD101. There are always amazing 2D and 3D Animation and Video Game Design projects being created in the VGDCS including many of the advanced techniques you see Hollywood films, animation, and video games.
The Youth Digital Arts Cyber Studios provide a very rare opportunity for advanced students to explore their interests in an open ended space with other students who share their passion for the digital arts. They learn how to collaborate on projects which include research skills, communication skills, presentation skills, and teamwork. These are the skills that companies look for so the Cyber Studios give students another advantage while they are having fun exploring the digital arts.
This article explains what video game development corporations are looking for. While the article specifically discusses video game development it is the same for all of the digital arts.
“Students need to realize that making games is hard, and that it requires patience, persistence and openness,” advises Isbister, who also runs the Social Game Lab at NYU-Poly . “Teamwork is a big part of game development, so being willing to collaborate and able to communicate is valuable.”
“I recommend anyone wanting to get into the games industry to get a gaming education,” reiterates Durall. “Coming out of school with not only the knowledge of how to make games, but also with working examples from your studies, is a huge bonus. With so many other aspiring game designers out there now, you have to get every advantage you can.”
Cyber Studio enrollment is for 60 days and costs $155. Please follow the same enrollment instructions for the Cyber School by clicking the Cyber School link above.