Higher Education in Scientific Visualization
One of the intriguing parts about SciVis career paths is that you can find people making a living at it in all stages of the education continuum. From high school dropouts (not that I would recommend that!) to people with multiple doctorates, there are a lot of different ways to break into the business. As with any other career field, there are countless studies and documentation to show that the longer one stays in school, the greater the lifetime salary will be. There are not really any shortcuts! The good news is that you can start your higher education right here in North Carolina! Here are some sites you will want to visit if you are thinking about a SciVis education:
The FIRST Stop for SciVis Info in Winston-Salem - The Center For Design Innovation (CDI) - The CDI has a unique mission to help inspire and educate our community and help us all become creative thinkers and problem solvers. The best way for our students to get involved with CDI "happenings" is to visit their web page and find an upcoming event to attend. From Idea Exchanges to Maya software lessons, CDI has something for everyone.
General Descriptions of CG-related College Majors
- Zurich University of the Arts - Yes, you can go to Switzerland and focus on programs in a variety of Graphics and Design areas while "seeing" the world.
- Dagstuhl SciVis Seminar Series - You don't always have to spend four years learning about a topic in traditional "college" setting. Here is a Seminar Series in Germany where SciVis thinkers gather to share research and ideas.