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DigiPen Hosts Annual Career Day for Its Students and Game, Animation Industries.



REDMOND, Wash., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- DigiPen Institute of Technology History
DigiPen was founded in 1988 by Claude Comair in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The school relocated to Redmond in January 1998. In May 1996 the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board granted DigiPen the ability to award an Associate and Bachelor of Science
 (DIT) is hosting the second annual career day, providing an opportunity for the game, video, film and animation industry professionals to meet DigiPen Video Game Programming and 3-D Computer Animation students.

"Last year's career event was extremely successful and we're pleased to present another cadre (company) CADRE - The US software engineering vendor which merged with Bachman Information Systems to form Cayenne Software in July 1996.  of talented and well trained artists and programmers to the film and game industries," states Claude Comair Claude Comair was born in and raised in Tannourine, Lebanon until he was 18. He has two degrees, one in Architecture and one in Environmental Engineering. He was invited to be a faculty member at the Osaka University in 1983. He founded the DigiPen Institute of Technology. , founder and president of DigiPen.

The event will take place on Friday, March 25, 2005, from 10am to 4pm, at the DigiPen Campus, 5001-150th Avenue N.E., in Redmond, Washington Redmond is a city in King County, Washington, USA. It is situated on the eastern edge of the Seattle urban area, in what is known as the Eastside. In 2003 the Census Bureau estimated the city population was 46,391. . Professionals from the game, film, and animation industries, will meet upcoming graduates from DIT. Various local and out-of state companies have arranged to make presentations to the graduates. The event includes scheduled speakers as well as portfolio review opportunities for the visiting companies. There will also be private rooms available for job interviews. For those interested, several campus tours will also be held throughout the day.

"Over the years, our graduates have consistently proven that they are able to make a quick and smooth transition into the industry; and as a result, every year, DigiPen receives an increasing number of inquiries from companies about how and when they can meet the upcoming graduating class. Our graduates are exemplary, and we are proud to host an event to showcase their abilities, and to assist the industry in their ongoing search for great talent," states Comair.

The graduating class of 2005 will consist of approximately 70 game programmers and 20 3-D computer animators Famous animators no longer living

  • Alexandre Alexeieff
  • Tex Avery
  • Arthur Babbit
  • Joseph Barbera
  • Berthold Bartosch
  • Joy Batchelor
  • Amadee J.
. Previous graduates from the 15-year old school have been hired by companies such as Nintendo, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Dreamworks Interactive, LucasArts, Valve, Monolith, Surreal, among many others.

Companies interested in participating in this job fair are asked to contact Mr. Gordon Dutrisac at (425) 895-4431 or by email at gdutrisa@digipen.edu.

About DigiPen Institute of Technology

DigiPen Institute of Technology, founded in 1988, has the distinction of being the first school in the world to grant degrees in Video Game Programming. Students of DigiPen's Computer Animation and Video Game Programming programs receive an education that balances theory with practical experience in a team-based production environment. They gain the skills and knowledge to create animations and games, learn how to perform in teams, design complete projects, and produce on a schedule. Currently, DigiPen offers the following degree programs: Associate and Bachelor of Science Noun 1. Bachelor of Science - a bachelor's degree in science
BS, SB

bachelor's degree, baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
 in Real Time Interactive Simulation, Master's of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Associate of Applied Arts in 3D Computer Animation and Bachelor of Fine Arts The Bachelor of Fine Arts, usually abbreviated BFA, is the standard undergraduate degree for students seeking a professional education in the visual or performing arts. Also named in some countries the Bachelor of Creative Arts or BCA.  in Production Animation.

DigiPen also offers Summer Workshops in Game Programming, 3D Computer Animation, and Robotics across the country for middle school and high school students. Now in its eleventh year, the DigiPen Summer Workshops give students hands-on experience in the various exciting career fields in digital entertainment and computer simulation.

In addition to the workshops, DigiPen also teaches the DigiPen Computer Science Program at various Washington State Skills Centers, offering Math, Art, and Computer Science courses for junior and senior high school students. More information can be found on DigiPen's website at http://www.digipen.edu/ .
   Contacts:  Mr. Gordon Dutrisac               Meighan Shoesmith
              Director of Student Services      V.P. of Administration
              (425) 558-0299 ext. 4431          (425) 558-0299 ext. 4409
              gdutrisa@digipen.edu              smeighan@digipen.edu



CONTACT: Mr. Gordon Dutrisac, Director of Student Services, +1-425-558-0299 ext. 4431, gdutrisa@digipen.edu, or Meighan Shoesmith, V.P. of Administration, +1-425-558-0299 ext. 4409, smeighan@digipen.edu, both for DigiPen Institute of Technology

Web site: http://www.digipen.edu/
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