Pairing business, technology and creativity, our students come to the heart of Silicon Valley to deepen and grow their passions. The result? A skilled and dynamic community with a social life that is surprisingly robust.
Immersive, collaborative and designed to unlock your creativity—for over 130 years USV has been helping people turn their passion into their professions. Today, it’s your turn. Explore our program offerings to help you develop the skills you need for the job you’ll love.
Students in the MediaWorks course are producing impressive, industry-quality creative work for businesses in Silicon Valley and beyond. This project-based learning initiative is made up of students from our Audio & Music Technology and Digital Art & Animation departments who work and collaborate under the close direction of expert faculty. Following current industry pipeline and delivery standards, our students get exposure to the commercial production of sound design, original music, animation and live action footage.
That's why our focus is on creativity. Yes, students learn and use all the industry-standard software such as Avid ProTools, Maya, Houdini, Fusion and more, and they become skilled with various sound processing and synthesis hardware—still, they understand that these are only tools. The real value comes from letting the idea take the lead. Our philosophy is that technology should be used to execute a strong concept that is relevant, efficient and effective.
From concept to delivery, the students navigated pipelines, made critical decisions and handled problem solving scenarios, working as a team on this project for AC Transit. This chance for them to work directly with industry professionals, build client relationship skills and develop impressive portfolio pieces, provided them with a competitive edge that prospective employers are looking for.
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