Otterbein’s Integrated Digital Media (IDM) concentration strives to produce innovative artists who aren't afraid to experiment and push the boundaries of art.
You will explore art with an approach that blurs the line between image-based, time-based and traditional mediums in art in a program that challenges you to combine your varied academic and personal interests in projects that embrace the future of art - video, digital-imaging, sound art, and installation art. You will learn the technical and theoretical aspects of contemporary art through research and creative projects such as experimental video documentaries, digital imaging, social media and video projections.
We recognize technology as an integral part of our daily lives and have created two well-equipped Macintosh Labs for you to explore new and emerging forms of art. You will have access to high-definition video cameras, industry standard software, portable sound recorders and large-format inkjet printers.
Technical instruction and conceptual assignments challenge students to examine traditional and nontraditional models of imagery conveyed by art history and popular culture. Students build on prior art experiences in drawing, sculpture and photography to develop form and content of individual work.
This concentration uses computers, scanners, ink jet printers, video cameras, and sound recorders as tools in art making, and encourages students to make critical decisions regarding content. Upon graduation successful students possess a strong understanding of visual culture with the ability to place their work within the various contexts of contemporary art.