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Visual Effects & Animation Game Art & Design

The HCG School of Digital Arts at Shepherd University is located in Los Angeles, right next to Hollywood, where the global industries of filmmaking and digital content are concentrated. Universal Studios, Disney Interactive, DreamWorks, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Blizzard and countless more are located here. It’s a perfect atmosphere for an education based on the latest technology and practical work experience. Read more

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Game Art & Design

How to Train Your Dragon 2 A Dreamworks Movie

Prof. Jaewon Lee has been involved in the production of the DreamWorks animated film name of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” as one of character designers. The movie is set to be released in the U.S. on June 13, 2014. Read more

How to Train Your Dragon 2
Dreamworks Movie

High Quality Portfolio Production

The "reel" or personal portfolio is part of the resume in VFX & Animation, Game Art & Design. HCG School of Digital Arts strengthens the students’ job opportunities by supporting them in producing a high quality portfolio that reflects their personal ability.

High Quality
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High Tech Facilities & Equipment

Shepherd University provides a modern educational environment with high tech facilities including VFX & animation lab, game art & design lab, computer labs, recording studio, cinematic studio, production studio, group study rooms, project rooms, 350 seat auditorium, and high tech equipment. Read more

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Project Oriented Education

Our lectures are concentrated towards actual work to produce graduates with competitive skills. To educate talented people and get them ready to work immediately after graduation, we offer a project oriented education that offers exciting opportunities for top students. Students can increase practical, cutting edge skills through such a practical curriculum.

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Education

Learn From Working Professionals

Our professors have worked with DreamWorks, Disney Interactive, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Twentieth Century Fox, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, and Warner Brothers on many projects including Transformers 3, Star Wars Episode 1(3D), Kung Fu Panda, 2012, X-Men: First Class, Fantastic 4, Shrek, Wanted, Matrix, Need For Speed, Final Fantasy, and many more.

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April 7, 2014

Shepherd University’s WASC Candidacy Scholarship Program Announcement

Have you dreamed about becoming a professional in the field of Animation, Visual Effects, Game Arts and Design? Shepherd University will support you in achieving this dream!
Shepherd University’s Hollywood CG School of Digital Arts has launched a 12 million dollar investment over the next decade to train and equip the next generation of the industries leaders. Read more

March 28, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Prof. Jaewon Lee has been involved in the production of the DreamWorks animated film name of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” as one of character designers. The movie is set to be released in the U.S. on June 13, 2014.
Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges. He and his fellow Vikings see the world from an entirely different point of view. Read more

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