Degrees Offered: B. A. Animation and Digital Art; Digital Media
Tuition Information: Undergraduate $41,900 for the 2011 – 2012 school year
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Scope of Program:
Hampshire College, a member of the Five College consortium, offers students great flexibility in designing degree programs. Students may take courses and use libraries at other consortium colleges (Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Smith and University of Massachusetts Amherst). Under the college's Divisional System, all Hampshire students take foundation courses (Division I) that emphasize critical thinking and writing, collaborative work and cultural understanding, then take courses in their chosen concentration (Division II). Animation and Digital Art students may choose classes in electronic media, digital photography, computer graphics, data structures, pixelbending, sequential imagery and media production. Digital Media students concentrate on new media, digital art, media production, computer animation, programming artificial life and mediawork. All students complete an independent (Division III) project.
Students at Hampshire College receive narrative transcripts rather than letter grades. Merit and need-based scholarships are available. Media students are strongly encouraged to purchase a Macintosh laptop.