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Digital Strategies

Kat Seale, BFA 2019
OCAC Fablab
CNC router
Jessica LeDuc, BFA 2017, digital collage

Realize the full potential of your creative ideas through incorporating digital design and fabrication strategies into your studio practice. Learn how to design and ideate using computer-aided design software and realize your projects through various digital tools. Software such as In-Design, Photoshop, After Effects, Premier, and Rhino will allow you to create works of art that live both on and off the screen. Becoming proficient at operating 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters, and more will create the opportunity to delve deep into your interests while providing essential skills for a career in making and designing in the 21st century.

Dylan Beck, Department Head
Bobbi Woods, Instructor
Diane Pfeiffer, Instructor

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Area of Study Requirements
DS101 Digital Media And Culture
DS102 Digital Design and Fabrication
DS201 Digital Design and Fabrication II
DS202 Digital Media: Time, Text, and Motion

Third years select two 300 or 400-level courses from the courses listed below:
FT317 Digital Weaving
ID401 Installation Art
ID403 Production Design 
PH203/303 Digital Imaging I 
PH204/304 Digital Imaging II 
ME312 Resins, Moldmaking and Sculpturing Concerns
CE304 Ceramic Sculpture

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The FabLab and Digital Imaging lab at OCAC are designed to support an innovative approach to making by providing access to advanced digital tools and equipment. FabLab is a collaborative creative space where students in all media explore a variety of materials and forms, opening new possibilities for students to create work and preparing them for future success in studio practice and making industries and businesses. The selection of equipment includes 3D printers, a laser cutter, CNC router, vinyl cutter in the FabLab; 18 Power Mac towers with Eizo monitors, film and flatbed scanners, two 17” Epson printers, a 44” wide format Epson printer, and a 63” Epson in the Digital Imaging lab; and a jacquard loom and quilting machine in the Fibers construction studio. 




Learn more about our programs of study:
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Craft
Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design
Master of Fine Arts in Craft & Material Studies
Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Craft (requires a bachelor's degree)
The Certificate in Craft