Department of Visualization

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The advent of high technology information, imaging, and media systems has fostered a modern renaissance in visualization. Today’s visualizers need skills spanning computer science, video technology, psychology and more. Our programs produce leaders in fields where art and science merge.

About the Department

Develop your skills as a technical artist at Texas A&M.

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State-of-the-art facilities, accessible resources and a rich history of traditions make Aggieland the place to be.

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Our students are flexing their creative muscles in and out of the classroom.

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By the Numbers

Animation Career Review consistently ranks Texas A&M as a top school for animation, game design and graphic design.

#24

best public school in the nation for game design (2021)

#27

best school in the nation for animation (2021)

#12

best school in in the nation for augmented/virtual reality (2021)

Vizagogo 29 was a success!!

Thank you to everyone who was part of the show, and a special thank you to the volunteers that made this event possible. Congratulations Vizzers on another successful semester!

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Tim McLaughlin, associate professor of visualization, has been named interim dean of the new Texas A&M University School of Visual and Performing Arts.
McLaughlin was the founding department head in Visualization and held that position from 2008 to 2020. During his tenure the department more than tripled in size, added the undergraduate program in Visualization, minors in Art and Game Design & Development, and Texas A&M University’s first Master of Fine Arts degree program. In 2018 the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board bestowed a Recognition of Excellence to the department.

Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M, McLaughlin worked in the movie industry at Industrial Light & Magic, and Lucasfilm Animation in San Francisco, California, where he led teams of artists and engineers developing computer graphics techniques for digital creatures in award-winning visual effects for films. His credit list of 15 feature films includes Mars Attacks!, Star Wars: Episode I, Van Helsing, War of the Worlds, and ground-breaking virtual production techniques on the prototype for James Cameron’s Avatar.

McLaughlin earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M in 1990 and was among the first graduates of the Master of Science in Visualization Sciences program in 1994.

Across his career, McLaughlin’s work has focused on integrating science, technology, and the arts. He’s committed to developing academic programs, interdisciplinary approaches to research, and creative work.

Congrats and Gig 'Em Tim!

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has awarded Sabrina Carletti a postdoctoral Leonard A. Lauder Fellowship in Modern Art. This fellowship is awarded to examine connections among the Argentinian avant-garde and the modernization of Argentinian society between the 1920s and 1955.

Each year, the Met offers two fellowships in the research center to a predoctoral candidate and postdoctoral scholar. The term of her fellowship is 24 months from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2024.

Congrats, Sabrina!

More Information:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/libraries-and-research-centers/leonard-lauder-research-center/programs-and-resources/educational-opportunities

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Howdy, Vizzers!
The deadline for the Vizagogo Research Symposium is coming up soon, next Friday, April 29th!

Please submit your work to showcase your amazing work and research at the end of year show! See our story for the QR code to submit.

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