I am a designer.
My background is in print but these days I am working more and more on the web. The projects I take on vary dramatically – from things for my full-time employer to freelance work. I solve problems everyday by cobbling together bits into a final product that showcases information in a visual way. The difference between art and design has long been a running debate. The Master of Digital Media program draws on both artistic skills and design skills but how can we define the two? What does it mean to call oneself an Artist versus a Designer? A framework of open access intellectual property rights is an underlying principle of DAAO. The Computation Arts BFA and BSc are a good fit for those interested in integrating game making into a broader digital arts practice. Students aspiring to create their own independent games are particularly well-suited to the program, as it provides training across the major disciplines linked to computer games design and production: programming, 2D and 3D graphics, sound design, networking, and conceptual development. We are committed to sharing information and collaborative research. We welcome all committed researchers, be they artists, family historians or affiliated academics, to engage in the principles of public scholarly research by contributing to DAAO’s growing database.