Bill Plympton listens to Rose Bond describe the new multi-disciplinary animation arts program she just founded at PNCA. Both Oregonians were featured guests at this year’s Animated Exeter in England, where this picture was taken. Photo credit: Linda Kliewer
From PNCA’s press release:
Pacific Northwest College of Art is pleased to announce that the College has approved a new Contemporary Animated Arts BFA program, the first of its kind in the United States, to begin in the Fall 2010 semester.
Contemporary Animated Arts embraces the hybrid-moving image by combining fine art practice and digital technologies. At a time when the boundaries between live action, animation, painting, photography, illustration and design are dissolving, an interdisciplinary fine art approach encourages students to re-imagine and create frame-based work for multiple platforms.
Contemporary Animated Arts engages students from diverse practices-photography, sculpture, illustration, painting and animation-with a focus on composing serial frames as a means to express an idea through structure, pace and rhythm and the interplay between image and sound.
Department Chair Rose Bond says of the new program, “Contemporary Animated Arts will reinforce moving image education through research and practice, with the aim of creating artists, innovators and directors who explore the potentials of narrative. This unique course of study will advance a new generation of multi-disciplinary artists.”