Art and Design Education
Wacom Intuos pen tablets and Cintiq interactive pen displays in the classroom inspire creativity in students and prepare them for real-world careers.
Art schools and university art programs, which include animation, game development, fashion design, product design, film, photography and graphic design, are tasked with preparing students for real-world careers. Employers choose graduates who have professional-looking portfolios and who can be productive from the first day of employment.
The following are just a few of the hundreds of schools that have incorporated Wacom Intuos tablets and Cintiq interactive pen displays in art and design education with the enthusiastic reception of students and teachers.
Students enrolling in college or entering today’s job market in design-related industries are facing fierce competition. Don Bosco Technical Institute’s goal is to ensure that students learn on the same tools they will encounter in higher education and their future careers. Students comment that the ability to work digitally, via pen and software, provides additional tools that improve their work options and boosts their creativity. Learn More
Twenty-six desks surround a platform, with futuristic-looking Wacom Cintiq 21UX interactive pen displays atop each one and large flat-panel monitors are mounted on the walls. The lab is home to the Los Angeles Film School's new Computer Animation program. Appropriately, it was designed on a Cintiq in Autodesk Maya by the program's dean, Bobby Milly. Formerly a senior character modeler at Electronic Arts, Milly wanted to create a classroom where students could learn animation techniques on Cintiqs from the start. Learn More
Over the past decade, Sheldon High Animation class has landed three student Emmys. The work is intense and pressure-packed, but thanks to a professional studio environment supplied with Cintiq 12WX interactive pen displays from Wacom, students experience amazing creative control and ergonomic comfort by employing the same technology used by Hollywood’s elite animators and designers. Learn More
Cintiq Interactive Pen Displays
The Cintiq interactive pen displays allow students to work directly on-screen and provide a natural pen-on-paper feel and an intuitive way to work. Wacom offers three display sizes, giving each user world-class levels of precision, control and comfort for editing digital images, applying effects and filters, and sketching, painting and modeling in an efficient digital environment. The Cintiqs provide a comfortable, ergonomic display that can be set up in different positions and at different viewing angles to fit each student’s needs.
Intuos Professional Pen Tablet
Designed to meet the high-performance demands of creative professionals, Intuos combines Wacom’s finest pen tablet experience with multi-touch input in a single device. Students can immerse themselves in a natural, intuitive workflow in which they position and navigate their artwork through the use of multi-finger touch. The student gains efficiency by never having to take his or her eyes off the screen.
Intuos5 features Wacom’s best-in-class 2048 levels of pen pressure and its innovative pen tip sensor that captures even the most subtle nuances of pressure. The ergonomic design allows you to flip the Intuos5 tablets in either direction to suit left- or right-handed use. Choose from one of the three wide-format sizes for the perfect fit for your class’ specific working style and workflow needs.
- Create digital labs that teach students to use the products they will use in their professional career.
- Assure that students have the tools needed to create job-winning portfolios.
- Attract highly qualified students with state-of-the-art equipment.
Comments from Professional Users
“Our ROI on the Cintiqs is measured by increased productivity and workflow benefits. Artists familiar with the Cintiq can whip through blue lines and concept sketches. I’d say it takes half the time it would take to get tracing paper out, sketch with a blue pencil, and then scan to send files to partners.”
– Nancy Stevenson, Creative Director, Sesame Workshop
"As an artist, the most important thing I have is time. With Cintiq, I’m making the most of my time in front of the computer. Using pen input saves about two to three hours a day.”
– Vincent Versace, Fine Art Photographer
If you would like additional information about Intuos and Cintiq labs in art and design education, please contact Wacom for a consultation