Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Attractions College Degree From Cal Arts

Want to design rides for your job? The College program we've been waiting for forever is finally here.

It's everything a theme-park enthusiast and thrill-seeker has ever wanted, a college degree specifically tailored to theme-park ride design. Taught by the pros themselves.

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California Institute of the Arts is launching an all-new program that will be taught by industry professionals and help students accomplish their dreams and work in the amusement industry. Rosen College of Hospitality Management has a similar degree for management-based roles, along with Savannah College of Art and Design, which focuses on themed entertainment design. None of these other degrees have professors that come from industry-leading roles.
Travis Preston, dean of CalArts’ School of Theater, said the specialized degree is intended to address the demand by theme parks for designers to create new, immersive attractions, using state-of-the-art technology.
“There is a hunger for creative energy and especially new, creative energy coming from the younger generation,” he said. -latimes
 Instructors will include Michael Jung, a Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, Jonathan Casson, director for live and location-based entertainment for 20th Century Fox, and Jason McManus, art director at Thinkwell Group.
Cal Arts (c)
The courses will be based heavily on live entertainment and computer-generated media.

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