/ 6 January 2023

MICHAEL Kaczmarek, whose works include video games Star Trek Online, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, and Lord of the Rings: Third Age, is now a professor at iACADEMY.

iACADEMY said that Kaczmarek is one of the industry experts who will teach interactive virtual reality productions in film and video games in its Game Development and Animation course.

“I have joined iACADEMY in the Philippines that leverages my vast experience and skills in creating highly detailed, believable, and immersive 3D environments and props for video games and visual effects. I am excited about cutting-edge technologies and techniques such as virtual and augmented reality, and I can’t wait to share my expertise with the promising students of innovation in iACADEMY,” Kaczmarek said.

Kaczmarek is an environment artist and the director of Digital Art and Animation of the University of Silicon Valley.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design at the Central Michigan University. He also holds a master’s degree in Three Dimensional Art and Filmmaking from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California.

Before joining iACADEMY, he served as a visual effects course director in prestigious universities in California such as the Cogswell Polytechnic College in San Jose, Expression College in Emeryville and Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

iACADEMY President and CEO Vanessa Tanco said that the school is committed to bring the best professors to its students.

“Our industry-aligned programs, strong ties with industry partners, and world-class professors set us apart from most academic institutions in the Philippines. We are focused on bringing only the best teachers to equip our students for the challenges beyond their classrooms. I believe there’s no better way to do it than to engage with experts in the field and open opportunities for global exchanges and mentorship. This is how iACADEMY begins the year. We’ve only just begun upping our game this 2023 and we can’t wait to tell you what comes next,” Tanco said.