MIA ANIMATION, founded in 2010 by Mauricio Ferrazza, is an industry conference that focuses on Computer Animation, Gaming, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, Film, Web Design and Visual Arts. It has been designed to be a forum for active networking and practical information exchange with strong commitment and emphasis in education while developing and nourishing new talent.
MIA ANIMATION hosts every year world-renowned speakers, technology influencers from the nation’s top animation studios, universities and the best talent in the industry. It has become one of the most exciting and cutting edge events in Miami, alongside a community of advanced technology-explorers, decision-makers, trend-setters, software developers and creative industry professionals.
In 2013, MIA ANIMATION partnered with Miami Dade College, which hosts the event at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami every October. The Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College opened in 1970 holding classes in storefronts in downtown Miami. Since then, it has played an integral part in the development of the metropolitan skyline. As the only comprehensive urban campus in the City of Miami, it provides a fully accredited, high-quality education to over 27,000 students each year.
In 2015, Miami Dade College inaugurated the Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC) at its Wolfson Campus. MAGIC will be the first facility of its kind at a public higher education facility in Florida and one of only a smattering nationwide. Modeled on state-of-the-art feature production studios — MAGIC will bolster the city’s burgeoning position as a new animation and gaming industry hub and will gather enthusiasts, studio executives, software specialists, artists and others from around the world. MAGIC at Miami Dade College offers two new Associates of Science Degrees: “Animation & Game Art” and ” Game Development Design.”
We are looking forward to MIA ANIMATION 2016, and hope we will see you there!