Be Original: Why BEAU Is the Arts University for You
When it comes to finding success as a digital artist, originality is key. As you search for a university to help you take your talents to the next level, you want to find a school that:
- understands your goals
- ensures that you remain connected to your inspiration
- assists you in maintaining your individual flair even while you learn new skills
Broadview Entertainment Arts University, BEAU for short, excels in providing you with this type of individualized education. We put all our efforts into helping you advance your visual arts or audio engineering career.
Our Mission and Vision: We Care
BEAU’s mission and vision can be summed up in two words: we care.
We are focused on reminding you, as a student, that BEAU cares—cares not only about your success school but also in your career. BEAU recognizes that maintaining supportive relationships with students, faculty, and student’s future employers is key.
BEAU offers a variety of digital arts programs that can help you meet your professional goals.
Associate of Applied Science in Professional Audio Engineering
Do you love to mix sound and develop new and innovative audio? If so, BEAU’s AAS in Professional Audio Engineering may be right for you. With a consistent course load, this degree can be obtained in as few as 18 months.
In this AAS program, you will learn about:
- sound and audio signal theory
- signal processing
- digital audio workstation operation
- writing, setup, and operation of a hybrid analog/digital recording environment
Courses such as Essentials of Pro Tools and Pro Tools Production Essentials will prepare you to certify in this digital audio workstation. Classes like these ensure you enter the workforce with cutting edge skills.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Design
If you already have an associate’s degree, or are looking to dive straight into a bachelor’s degree program, BEAU has you covered. Within its Visual Design program, BEAU offers four specializations, including Comic & Sequential Art, Digital Film, Game Art, and Graphic Design. Taking a full course load, you can complete your BFA program in any of these specializations in as little as three years.
Interested in creating full 2D and 3D animations? At BEAU you can choose the Animation specialization for your B.F.A. in Visual Design.
Some of the most impassioned instructors in the industry will teach you to use the latest in animation software.
- Autodesk Maya
- Toon Boom
- Adobe Suite
You will create amazing lifelike 2D and 3D characters that convey emotion, story and movements both realistic and stylized.
With a full-time, year-round commitment of 15 credits a quarter, you can earn you BFA in Visual Design with a specialization in Animation in 3 short years. You will be positioned to launch into the likes of professions.
Careers that animation students go on to pursue include:
- Flash animator
- Character animator
- Film and video editor
- Composing and concept artist
- 2D and 3D modelers
Comic & Sequential Art Specialization
Through BEAU’s Comic & Sequential Art program you can develop the skills and knowledge you need to turn characters, environments, and dialogues into fully realized stories. You will have opportunities to professionally network and to learn about the comic book and self-publishing industries.
By taking courses that zero in on the industry-specific skills, such as Fantasy Drawing and Sequential Art Publishing, you will be more prepared than students whose exposure to the comic and sequential art industry is more generalized.
Digital Film Art Specialization
In BEAU’s digital film specialization, you will take classes that translate directly into professional digital film art.
- Storyboarding to communicate script and visuals
- Lighting and camera techniques
- Color theory for digital video and television
- Basic video editing techniques using Avid Media Composer
During the program you will take preproduction to post-production courses. By the time you’ve graduate, you’ll be able to create a comprehensive short film that’s edited and finished in high-definition video.
Game Art Art Specialization
If you are interested in game art, BEAU can provide you with a solid foundation in 2D and 3D character design principles. In the Game Art specialization, you will learn to create compelling computer-generated content that can lead to an exhilarating career in the video game industry.
- Create a rich, interactive gaming environment
- Use ZBrush and Maya and produce a model suitable for a next-gen game
- Explore basic programming or scripting through programs such as Flash or SCRATCH
- Learn what it takes to breathe life and emotion into a 3D character.
Through your courses you will complete a functioning 2D game, and, in a team environment, you will create an animated sequence for a game. Along the way, you’ll also forge a network with professionals who can help you develop your career.
Graphic Design Art Specialization
BEAU’s graphic design program will prepare you for a career as a graphic or web designer or to work in graphics environments at large and small businesses or in your own freelance enterprise. As a student, you will learn to
- Incorporate typography as a design element
- Use various types of graphic design software
- Integrate media to produce motion graphics
- Problem solve real-world design and production challenges
Because BEAU’s commitment is to prepare career-focused graduates, each course is designed to provide professional skills for the real world. Your degree may include classes like:
- Basic Web Delivery
- Web Studio
- Studio Photography
- Package Design
- Transmedia Design Studio
You will also get the opportunity to use HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery languages to create mobile applications for multiple mobile devices.
The Graphic Design Art curriculum ensures that you are ready to work independently to create projects following graduation.
Curriculum Designed with Working Students in Mind
BEAU students are a wonderfully eclectic mix of individuals of all ages from all walks of life. Taking into account that many potential art students are looking to obtain their degree without having to leave their full-time employment, BEAU offers programs that specifically cater to working students.
Many students have already invested in advancing their professional careers. In some instances, BEAU offers course credits for students’ full-time work or military experience. This credit speeds up the time to graduation.
We know our students are ready to take their learning to the next level. BEAU’s instructors are industry leaders who infuse years of hands-on, real-time experience into their teaching. The connections and knowledge they have gained from working in your future industry are invaluable. At BEAU, we care about providing an education that will propel you to excellence.