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Biomedical Art

10/05/17  |  Posted by LeAnn Troutner  |  Posted in Digital Creativity

Biomedical art has been described as the hardest major and the most time consuming as those who are a part of this major have to grasp biology to create accurate art. For biomedical art there is no abstraction, the art has to be accurate to the concept that is trying to be displayed. The major can cover a wide variety of work that all depict a physical form, meaning the work needs to be incredibly accurate to the real-life piece. It is because of this accuracy that a lot of students like the program, but also makes the demand from the student harder than those in other majors. These illustrations can be done digitally and by hand with extreme attention to detail.

‘The Biomedical Art program at Cleveland Institute of Art is one of only a few BFA degrees of its kind in the United States, combining applied art, science, and technology to create visual education materials on scientific and medical topics. Based on the traditional field of scientific and medical illustration, our curriculum incorporates leading-edge digital media techniques, interactivity, and animation. We teach our Biomedical Art majors how to blend artistic talent with knowledge of natural science, a biomedical intellect, and strong visual communication skills.’

Upon graduation, students can get positions as biomedical illustrators, 3D animation artists/designers, and art directors. The professors of the major have a long history in the field and care deeply for their students and the animation profession. These works can be published in medical and technical books for teaching as well as for magazines, can be used to reconstruct a disfigured or mutilated figure, and even documentation.

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