Code is the new canvas.
In the Interactive Arts and Media Department, you’ll work with new and emerging technologies to create the immersive experiences of the future. We’re at the forefront of creative tech—from video games and animation to virtual reality (VR) and app development. You'll cross-train with Columbia's talented faculty of user experience designers, animators, game developers, programmers, and visual effects artists who will become some of your best collaborators and help bring your ideas to life. With cutting-edge courses that keep pace with emerging technologies, you'll prepare for life as an immersive multimedia storyteller and be well-versed in new media industries.
The Interactive Arts and Media Department at Columbia has been recognized for its work with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine and has been invited to join Epic’s Unreal Academic Partner Program. The partner program brings a number of benefits to Columbia College students working in game design and development including a library of virtual assets, access to asset management tools, and a number of training opportunities with the engine and its ecosystem of technology, including MetaHuman Creator and Twinmotion.