Dr. David Shuhy, lecturer in the Department of Theater and Dance, received a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts to establish the Immersive Design Experience (IDX) program. The studio program will allow high school students to learn processes that link the sciences, humanities, visual arts and the performing arts. The annual rotating degree program will cover topics such as computer-aided drawing, 3D modeling, digital photo manipulation, and digital and traditional rendering techniques. A similar program for secondary school teachers will run simultaneously.
âThe goal of IDX is to expose students to new technologies in a fun and safe environment and to highlight the overlap between art and engineering,â says Shuhy. âWith a focus on STEM learning, the creative connection between these disciplines and art / design is often missed, and this program will try to bring together students interested in all of these fields under one big umbrella: the design for the stage. “
Shuhy is an expert in theatrical design and teaches a wide range of technical theater courses at CNU. He obtained a doctorate from the Union Institute and University.
IDX takes place June 20-22 at the Ferguson Center for the Arts. Students and teachers can apply through the link below.