Associate Teaching Professor, Becker School of Design/Tech
Michael Swartz is an award-winning digital media artist specializing in 3D animation, digital fabrication, and game art. His career in the visual arts has evolved from traditional illustration to creature design, character rigging, animation, environment design, lighting and rendering for TV, film, games, and virtual reality. His intersecting interests in art, science, music, photography, typography, and poetry fuel his passion for visual storytelling. He recently recreated historical artifacts for a virtual reality game about the creation of the Hoover Dam. His interactive virtual street tour of Abolition Row for the Black Spaces Matter project is on permanent display in New Bedford, MA. He is currently working on an illustrated poetry book, an animated short film called "Lost Words," and a book about 3D printing and lost wax bronze casting. He received his MFA in Computer Art, specializing in 3D Animation and Visual Effects, from The School of Visual Arts in New York City.
- M.F.A. in Computer Art, School of Visual Arts, 2014
- B.A. in Graphic Design, Plymouth State University, 1998
- Becker School of Design/Tech