About Us

The mission of The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) is to educate, inform, and inspire innovative thinking and experimentation in the area of arts and technology through collaborative academic and research experiences for graduate students and faculty.

ACCAD is an important resource within the Division of the Arts and Humanities, the College of Arts and Sciences and to the broader University, contributing to the development of new knowledge and the training of future artists and scientists in new media.

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Cognitive Music Theory Explores Music Performance

OSU School of Music student Caitlyn Trevor (MA Candidate, Music Theory) received a scholarship from the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences to conduct research in ACCADs Motion Lab this summer.

ACCAD Hosts Cool Tech Girls on June 27

"Cool Tech Girls" is a Columbus based organization that encourages young girls (grades 4 to 8) to explore STEM related disciplines. Their activities include guest speakers, workshops, tours and festivals. On Saturday, June 27th, ACCAD will engage approximately 45 girls as they rotate through workshops on: computer animation, virtual environments and motion capture.

Bodies On Stage

Presenting at several conferences this summer, the interdisciplinary team from ACCAD and OSU Theatre recently traveled to Paris, France to discuss their technology infused theatre production of "There Is No Silence."

Ohio State Ranked Number One in Animation

Animation Career Review named the Ohio State University number one of 25 animation schools in the Midwest.

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