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Beck Appointed Assistant Professor of Communication and Media at Clarkson University
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David Beck has been appointed assistant professor of communication and media at Clarkson University. He will begin teaching this fall.
Beck received his B.A. in studio art & ancient studies at St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.) and his M.A. and M.F.A. in sculpture & extended media at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Beck's areas of specialization include sculpture, 3D digital design & animation, digital photography and WebArt. Beck has shown his work at many exhibitions over a seven year span and has designed a number of Web sites. His teaching interests include digital media and sculpture techniques.
Beck was a distinguished visiting artist exhibition & lecture series participant at UW-Marathon and his artwork was chosen to represent UW-Madison at the Big Ten Conference Center in Park Ridge, Ill. He was also selected for the yearlong apprenticeship grant from St. Olaf College and served as a personal assistant to Aris Georgiades, a well-known sculptor.
Beck's artwork is featured in the book "GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames" (John & Levi, 2006), the first volume entirely dedicated to Game Art, providing a detailed overview of the emerging field of Game Art, examining the complex interaction and intersection of art and videogames. Beck's work is also featured in several collections. He has completed a number of commissioned works, as well.
Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty members achieve international recognition for their research and scholarship and connect students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.