Animation and Visual Effects


  • DreamWorks

    October 23, 2015

    Animation powerhouse visits campus
  • Westphal at Research Day

    April 21, 2015

    Multidisciplinary design research projects
  • Mind the Gap

    January 8, 2015

    Designing between devices.
  • Faculty Spotlight: Jichen Zhu

    December 3, 2014

    Serious about gaming.
  • Digital Media Symposium

    October 22, 2014

    Digital Media Department’s first symposium.
  • UX Designer Jared Spool

    October 22, 2014

    Digital Media Department hosts User Experience designer Jared Spool.
  • New Minors

    October 14, 2014

    Westphal launches three new minors in Fall 2014.
  • Digital Media

    May 27, 2014

    The Digital Media 2014 Senior Show takes place on May 31.
  • Giant Tetris

    April 21, 2014

    Dr. Frank Lee, Game Art & Production Associate Professor, received substantial press attention in more than 1,400 national and international outlets for his creation of the giant Tetris game.
  • Research Day 2014

    April 18, 2014

    Of the more than 400 student projects on display at Drexel University’s annual Research Day, 44 presentations were from Westphal College graduate and undergraduate students representing 9 programs, including Product Design, Graduate Arts Administration, Design & Merchandising, Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Media, Graduate Digital Media, Dance, and Screenwriting & Playwriting.
  • Participate in Drexel's Research Day 2014

    March 5, 2014

    All Westphal students are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in Research Day – the University’s annual celebration of research, innovation, scholarship and creativity. Research Day 2014 will take place at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday, April 10.
  • An Iconic U.S. Passenger Ship in 3D

    February 20, 2014

    Digital Media Prof. Glen Muschio and his Animation students have been applying talent and technology to creating digital cultural heritage, or recreating historic sites and artifacts in 3-D. One of the most massive projects on their plate is a complete 3-D digital rendering of a passenger ship that is 100 feet longer than the Titanic.
  • Ed Hooks: Acting for Animation

    February 19, 2014

    On Friday, February 21st, Ed Hooks, author of "Acting for Animation," will be presenting his master class to Drexel students in the URBN Annex Screening Room! This is an exciting opportunity to meet someone unique in the entertainment industry, who has taught at Pixar, Blizzard and Dreamworks.
  • Have You Been Accepted to Westphal?

    February 6, 2014

    Congratulations! Drexel hosts college-specific Accepted Students Days throughout the spring term. Please click here for important registration info regarding our Accepted Student Days on Feb. 22, March 9, April 6 and April 12.
  • Robert Torres: Game Changers in Education

    January 19, 2014

    The Digital Media Department will host Dr. Torres Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. in the URBN Annex Screening Room (3401 Filbert St.), where he will give a presentation, “Games for Learning and Assessment: Potential for Dramatic Change in K-16 Education.” All interested students and faculty are invited to attend.
  • Rocking MTV Logo!

    July 31, 2013

    Imagine scoring a dream co-op with Web design company Happy Cog. Now, imagine a design you helped create at that.
  • Dean's List Honors Spring 2013

    July 26, 2013

    We are proud to announce that 406 Westphal College undergraduate students have received Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2013 academic term.
  • Westphal's Philadelphia Geek Awards Nominations

    July 26, 2013

    Philadelphia’s popular geek culture website Geekadelphia has nominated Game Art & Production (GMAP) Prof. Dr. Frank Lee, GMAP student Greg Lobanov and Entertainment & Arts Management alumna Amanda Danziger for their Philadelphia Geek Awards ceremony.
  • SmartVCS: An Intelligent Virtual Cinematography Solution

    June 22, 2013

    Girish Balakrishnan – Unity Awards “Best Student Project” Category Winner at Unite 2013 – Drexel University Masters Research Award 2013
  • Senior Send Off and Graduation 2013

    June 4, 2013

    We ask graduating 2013 seniors and Master’s students to join us for the 2013 Senior Send Off Dinner to celebrate their graduation and accomplishments.
  • Digital Media Senior Show

    May 30, 2013

    Giant walking robots, dream fairies, museum adventures, laser light battles and interactive video platforms – this year’s exhilarating Digital Media senior show has something for everyone!
  • Westphal @ Research Day

    April 29, 2013

    Drexel University’s annual Research Day celebrates the innovation, scholarship and creativity through presentations and a competition featuring student research projects. For Westphal students, presentations included video games, mobile apps, and new product designs.
  • Dead End: The Influence of the PC on Player Emotional State & Actions

    April 13, 2013

    Ian Woskey, Drexel University Research Day 2013: Dean’s Award
  • Developing Visual Narrative

    April 13, 2013

    Designing Structural Composition Principles to Guide Player’s Attention in Adventure Games. Glenn Winters – SIGGRAPH 2013 Student Research Poster Semi-Finalist.
  • Art Directed Visual Complexity Through Smart Textures

    April 13, 2013

    Nate Lapinski, Drexel University Research Day 2013: Dean’s Award
  • GDUSA Graphic Design Awards 2011

    March 7, 2013

    The editors of Graphic Design USA invite you to join the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized by...
  • International Design Competition

    March 7, 2013

    The Council of Fashion Designers of America is very pleased to present your students with an opportunity to enter an international design competition in honor of the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
  • Game Design's New Theme Park Ride

    June 15, 2012

    Drexel Game Design, an interdisciplinary program between Westphal's Game Art & Production major and Computer Science, part of the College of Engineering, has a new motion platform system to build motion-based games for immersive simulation environments that can be used for both entertainment and for serious gaming and training purposes
  • An Evening with Kal Rudman

    May 18, 2012

    On Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30 PM in the Bossone Research Center, Mitchell Auditorium (3140 Market St.), Kal will sit down with Karen Curry, the Executive Director of the Rudman Institute and Paul Gluck, General Manager of TUTV/The Kal & Lucille Rudman Media Production Center at Temple University.
  • Toy Maker: Emilio Garcia

    April 10, 2012

    Toy designer, graphic artist, illustrator and digital designer, Emilio Garcia will travel from Barcelona, Spain to Drexel to work with the Product Design program.
  • Spring Open House 2012

    April 2, 2012

    Onsite Portfolio Reviews: Launch your Drexel application and complete the portfolio requirements for Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Photography when you attend the May 2oth Open House. Our faculty will be available to review your portfolios following the Academic Sessions.
  • Silver Telly Award

    March 10, 2011

    Dave Mauriello, Digital Media Professor, with Digital Media students Jake Nichols and Nate Shaw, won a Silver Telly Award (the top award) for use of animation and a Bronze for educational work

    February 20, 2011

    Zhenya Kiperman's, Film & Video Professor, 13-minute version of his documentary VOICE JOURNEY won the Award of Merit at the 2011 Best Shorts Competition.


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