Dreaming of a job at Dreamworks? Or a pick of projects at Pixar? How about a designer role with Disney? Or creating the next SpongeBob at Nickelodeon. Students don’t have to enrol in Monsters University to learn the tricks of digital animation wizardry but instead can sign up to Webster University Thailand’s BA in Animation, one of a new crop of tech-focused programs
BANGKOK, Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Webster’s Special Effect!
3D animation, visual special effects and motion graphics are just some of the cutting edge skills students are learning on Webster University Thailand‘s BA in Animation program. Imagination and artistic expression combine with technical and storytelling skills to inspire the creative animators of tomorrow.
While working in cartoons may sound like fun and games, the rewards can be serious. Webster University St. Louis alumna Leah Latham, who graduated just five years ago with a BA in Animation, was part of the editorial production team on the globally successful, multi-award winning Disney feature, Frozen.
Even the Tutors are Stars!
While Webster students are looking forward to a bright future, the faculty is already burning brightly on the digital stage. At last year’s Adobe Digital Publishing Summit in Singapore, School of Media Communications lecturer Thomas Grove was invited to be part of the Expert Panel. The input of Thomas and his colleague Victor M. Sujaritpinij earned them praise from Mr. Stephen Hamill, Managing Director – Adobe South East Asia who concluded the DPS event by stating, “the insights brought to you by leading brands – DBS, The Straits Times, ITE and Webster University, together with the Adobe executives, have generated great interest and we have received very good feedback on the Summit.”
From Cartoons to Careers in Marketing!
Webster University Thailand is committed to driving digital skills forward with the introduction of courses which integrate the technology for many roles right now and certainly in the future, from cartoons to careers in marketing. Recent course additions are, Delivering Digital Media and Digital Publishing Content Development, both of which incorporate digital and tech innovation. These join the undergraduate course, Issues in Management: Management in the Digital Age, as well as the MA in Media Communications.
Courses coming up this following spring include Digital Photographic Imaging and an Introduction to Interactive Digital Media.
Digital Skills Are About Real Life Experience!
While tech developments involve traditional jobs cast into an often complex virtual world that is evolving at an incredible pace, students need to acquire practical, real-life skills that they can build on once they graduate. To support this connection to the reality of what is happening digitally, Webster recently took part in the Google Online Marketing Challenge 2015. The Webster team were lucky enough to be invited to get the insider scoop on digital marketing at Google’s offices in Thailand.
It was also a case of hands-on learning at a workshop designed and run by AirAsia on how to utilize developing technology in business communications.
As a digitally-aware academic institution, Webster University Thailand’s Animation BA tells the story of how students need to match their skills with what is happening in different industries and individual jobs. With new digital related courses being introduced for each new set of students, Webster prides itself on offering a dynamically animated learning environment.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, Webster University ( http://www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based University providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program. Webster University was ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Top Colleges. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.
Webster University Thailand ( www.webster.ac.th) campus was established in 1999. There are two campuses, Cha-Am/Hua Hin campus offering undergraduate programs and the Bangkok Academic Center which offers graduate programs and select undergraduate programs. Webster University Thailand is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, USA, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, Higher Education Commission – Ministry of Education, Thailand and it has been certified “Excellent” by The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), which performs educational quality assessments
Media Contact: Oliver Skatar, Public Relations & Marketing Communications, Webster University Thailand, +66 (0) 2 106 6599, firstname.lastname@example.org
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