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Expression College for Digital Arts

Expression College for Digital Arts is college with 574 students located in Emeryville, CA.

Fine and Performing Arts, Open Admissions

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Welcome to Expression College for Digital Arts!

Imagine yourself working in an industry that is known for creativity, passion, and the pursuit of aesthetic perfection; a vibrant industry that challenges you to perfect your craft every day, every moment. Imagine the exhilaration and feeling of accomplishment that you and your team feel at seeing your finished project for the very first time; imagine that first rush of experiencing hours of work, passion, and creative focus brought to life.

This is no daydream. If you are ready to make your passion your profession in today's digital arts industry, Expression College for Digital Arts is for you. Expression is designed to meet the rapidly growing demand for trained, talented professionals in Animation & Visual Effects, Digital Filmmaking, Game Art & Design, Interaction Design, Interactive Audio, Motion Graphic Design, and Sound Arts.

We'll be the first to say that our school is not for everyone. Our programs are intense, emulating the real working environments of industries using professional-grade creative technologies. To excel, you will need both focus and commitment. There will be little time to think about anything else during your months here, but careers in the digital arts offer great rewards for those who put forth the effort. Expression can become your "launch pad" into the digital arts and entertainment industries. You bring your passion, energy and dedication, and we'll provide professional-grade hardware and software, an experienced and caring staff, and a network of industry professionals to give you a healthy head start. Our mission is to provide an exciting and inspiring education that prepares students for a successful career in digital arts. We achieve this through a dynamic curriculum; experienced faculty; and professional-grade facilities that are regularly updated to meet industry and market demands. Expression promotes student growth and development as our primary objective, and strives to ensure that staff and students thrive in a positive and nurturing environment.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 574
Gender 82% Male / 18% Female
Socio-Economic Diversity 35% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 15%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Ethnicity Unknown 64%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Recording Arts Technology/Technician (52%), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (19%), Computer Graphics (16%), Game and Interactive Media Design (12%), Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other (0%), Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the making and producing of films and videos. Includes instruction in theory of film, film technology and equipment operation, film production, film directing, film editing, cinematographic art, film audio, techniques for making specific types of films and/or videos, media technologies, computer image making, multi-media production, and the planning and management of film/video operations.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.
Film and Video Editors
Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

A program that focuses on the design, development, and programming of interactive media entertainment, including computer and video games, virtual environments, Internet applications, and other interactive media. Includes instruction in theory of games, turn-based games, real-time games, visual and interactive design, story development, animation, simulation, and programming.

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Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the software, hardware, and mathematical tools used to represent, display, and manipulate topological, two-, and three-dimensional objects on a computer screen and that prepares individuals to function as computer graphics specialists. Includes instruction in graphics software and systems; digital multimedia; graphic design; graphics devices, processors, and standards; attributes and transformations; projections; surface identification and rendering; color theory and application; and applicable geometry and algorithms.

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Computer Programmers
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

A program that prepares individuals to apply HTML, XML, Javascript, graphics applications, and other authoring tools to the design, editing, and publishing (launching) of documents, images, graphics, sound, and multimedia products on the World Wide Web. Includes instruction in Internet theory, web page standards and policies, elements of web page design, user interfaces, vector tools, special effects, interactive and multimedia components, search engines, navigation, morphing, e-commerce tools, and emerging web technologies.

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Web Developers
Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs.

Job Opportunities:

Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Any instructional program in audiovisual communications technologies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Broadcast Technicians
Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.
Film and Video Editors
Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the production of sound recordings as finished products or as components of film/video, broadcast, live, or mixed media productions. Includes instruction in sound equipment operation and maintenance; music, dialogue, and sound effects recording; sound track editing; dubbing and mixing; sound engineering; tape, disk, and CD production; digital recording and transmission; amplification and modulation; and working with producers, editors, directors, artists, and production managers.

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Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.
Sound Engineering Technicians
Operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.

Administration & Faculty

CEO Daniel Levinson
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Full-time Faculty 32
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 84 : 15
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $24,629 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $22,728
$30K-$48K $22,839
$48K-$75K $25,956
$75K-$110K $27,614
$110K+ $29,051

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $23,600, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $23,600 Same as On-Campus
Fees $87 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $11,088
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $23,687 $34,775

Students Receiving Aid

59% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 76% $6,609
Federal Scholarships/Grants 35% $5,262
Institutional Grants 43% $4,219
Other Federal Grants 24% $444
Other Loans 19% $11,646
Pell Grants 35% $4,954
Student Loans 76% $9,521

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.expression.edu/financial_aid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://calculator.expression.edu/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

45% of students graduated in six years.

84% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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