Here are two links to podcasts featuring faculty, TyRuben Ellingson, where he discusses concept design and special effects. Taken from Fanboy Confidential: “[TyRuben Ellingson] has worked on like Jurassic Park, Twister, Men in Black, Avatar, and most recently Pacific Rim. He’s had a long standing relationship as the go-to concept guy for director Guillermo del Toro so, […]
Comm Arts Alumni, Theodore Taylor III, recently won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for his illustration in the book, When The Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip-Hop written by Laban Carrick Hill. Below is what he had to say about the experience. I was contacted in 2010 […]
We are very proud to announce that our Program Coordinator, Deborah Van Buren has won the Dorris Douglas Budd Award “in recognition for the exceptional standards she has practiced in her profession.” Nominations included staff from the entire University – including MCV Campus.
The Day I Had My Surgery is printed and being distributed! In a collaboration with MCV, the Dept of Communication Arts’ Alum, Corienne Rienert, illustrated this children’s book written by Dr. Richard Hubbard. The book is intended as a tool to help children about to undergo surgery. It is now being distributed to children at […]
“Broad Street exists to present true stories.” “Broad Street is anon-profit magazine featuring the best that the field of creative non-fiction has to offer. At Broad Street, we hope to create an engaging platform where writing, poetry, and artwork can come together in one space to be enjoyed equally by members of the world of […]
Comm Arts Assistant Professor, Stephen Alcorn was interviewed on March 21 by the Italian television station, Granda. The interview coincided with he opening ceremony of the one-man exhibition held last Spring in the historic city of Alba, located at the foot of the Alps in northern Italy. The exhibit revolved around his series of releif-block […]
To all prospective students!!! Our faculty frequently teaches in the VCUarts Summer Intensive, a program offering high school students the opportunity to explore various VCUarts focuses. This is a great opportunity for prospective students to get a glimpse of our department. The courses typically taught by our faculty are: figure drawing, sequential imagery/comics, drawing from […]
For those interested in learning more about our program, we now have an information booklet available with topics such as: course descriptions, faculty work, degree requirements, student work etc. You can pick a copy up at our office or download this low-res PDF here. Back and Front Cover Photo of inside. Student work and course […]
We would like to welcome our two new full-time faculty members, TyRuben Ellingson and Sarah Faris. ABOUT TyRuben Ellingson The son of a Minnesota art professor, TyRuben spent his childhood in his father’s studio, engaged in drawing, painting and constructing cardboard “machines”. While completing his Master’s degree at St. Cloud State University, Ellingson taught drawing […]
Semester course; 2 lecture and 3 studio hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: COAR 300 and 320. This course focuses on assignments for science fiction/fantasy subject matter and its various commercial applications. Taught by Kerry Talbott.