Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, OSU
“The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, known also as ACCAD, is a research center where graduate students and faculty from across the Ohio State University, study and conduct research in areas involving computer graphics and technological innovation. ACCAD forms partnerships with visual and performing artists, designers, art historians and critics, computer scientists, engineers and architects which provide multidisciplinary experiences for our graduate students.
Graduates who have studied at ACCAD make a huge impact on the American film industry in special effects and computer graphics. Our former students have had a hand in movies like Shrek I & II, Finding Nemo, and Ice Age, and work at major studios like Disney, Industrial Light & Magic, Rhythm and Hues, Electronic Arts, and Blue Sky Studios. You’ll also find our students in premiere design firms, universities, research groups and government agencies across America.” – ACCAD