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Nick Jushchyshyn

Nick Jushchyshyn

Assistant Professor of Digital Media

Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design



Jushchyshyn draws on more than two decades of experience in creating visual effects for film and television. His experience includes working on feature films including “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” I am Number Four,” “Let Me In,” The Last Air Bender” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” – which won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.


At Drexel he continues to push the limits of visual effects film production. He developed a 3-D camera that was used to produce an immersive, virtual reality documentary about the biomechanics of dinosaurs. He can comment on the evolving techniques and technology behind visual effects and the history of how effects have been used in motion pictures and television.


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In the News

  • Need a Little Christmas? There Are Several Ways To See the Nutcracker This Year.

    Nick Jushchyshyn, an assistant professor and director of Drexel’s Immersive Research Lab and Brent White, director of the Jazztet and Jazz Orchestra, both in the Westphal College, were quoted in a Dec. 1 WHYY article about Drexel’s jazz orchestra which will put on a virtual concert of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Students in Jushchyshyn’s lab are creating an immersive digital environment. The musicians each recorded themselves at home with green screens, then those individual performances are assembled together into a 3D digital environment, made to look like a snowy mountainside.

  • Virtual Reality Meets Industry Reality at Philly Universities

    Nick Jushchyshyn, an assistant professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of the Immersive Research Lab, and undergraduates Travis Hove and Jen Raimondi, were quoted in a Nov. 25 piece about the lab and Drexel’s new BA degree in virtual and immersive media.

  • Check Out This Drexel-Made VR Film on a Massive Dinosaur

    Nicholas Jushchyshyn, an assistant professor in Westphal College, was mentioned in an Aug. 31 Technically Philly post about a virtual reality film created by a graduate student in the College using scans of a giant dinosaur bones discovered by Drexel paleontologists. 

  • Watch This Massive Dinosaur Come to Life in Virtual Reality

    Nicholas Jushchyshyn, an assistant professor in Westphal College, was mentioned in a June 6 Technically Philly story about the development of an immersive virtual reality film featuring a 3-D recreation of a supermassive dinosaur discovered in Patagonia by Drexel researchers. 

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  • Students in the IRL will work with the latest technology including AR/VR-optimized computers, headsets, motion capture systems, immersive cameras, motion platforms and holographic displays.

    Getting Real — Drexel Opens Lab to Study Virtual, Augmented and Immersive Reality Technology

    A new lab, opening in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University, will put students and researchers in the middle of the latest visual technology. Drexel’s Immersive Research Lab is dedicated to the study and development of new virtual and augmented reality technologies and immersive media, in a space designed to allow collaboration with researchers from across the University.