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Digital Media and Animation

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AAS Degree ā€“ Code #1212

Jeremy Speed Schwartz, Program Coordinator
Email address: schwarj@alfredstate.edu

The emerging field of computer imaging and animation is impacting virtually every industry and profession. The digital media and animation program will provide you with a broad range of technical, creative, and problem-solving skills to facilitate your employment in new media and animation. At the core of the program is a sequence of studio courses that enhances individual artistic creativity and provides instruction in the traditional arts and industry standard computer graphics software.

Advantages

  • Students develop critical thinking skills by completing rigorous problem-solving activities.
  • Gain experience creating a professional presentation, as well as evaluating, revising, and defending ideas and artistic decisions in presented work.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the digital media and animation program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops#Apple-MacBook-Pro.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate adaptability/flexibility with technology.
  • Illustrate critical thinking by completing course work.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic through time management and quality works.
  • Visually analyze their own work, as well as the work of others, in critiques, presentations, writing, and other activities.
  • Apply knowledge of the history and theory relevant to digital media and animation through studio work.
  • Communicate verbally using specific terminology associated with the software, hardware, and industry.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Alfred State digital media and animation AAS graduates may enter directly into the digital media and animation BS, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, or the technology management BBA degree program.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Animation
  • Interactive media
  • Digital imaging
  • Media design
  • Fine art

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent ā€“ 100 percent continued their education.

Related Programs

Entrance Requirements/Recommendations

Required: Algebra, Geometry 

Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

DIGITAL MEDIA AND ANIMATION (AAS DEGREE)

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

DGMA 1403 Digital Foundations I 3
DGMA 1413 Foundations:Form/Space Rltnshp 3
DGMA 1423 Intro to Visual Communication 3
DGMA 1333 Survey of Animatn & Visual Eff 3
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
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Second

DGMA 2403 Introduction to 3D Animation 3
FNAT 2423 3D Design/Color 3
FNAT 2433 Figure and Motion 3
FNAT 1313 Art History 3
MATH xxx3 Gen Ed - Math Elective 3
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Third

DGMA 3403 Intermediate 3D Animation 3
DGMA 3603 Production I 3
SOCI xxx3 Gen Ed - Social Science Elective 3
 XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed - Natural Science Elective 3
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3
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Fourth

DGMA 4103 Interactive Design 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
FNAT 3513 Art History II 3
LITR 2813 Introduction to Film 3
DGMA xxx3 Technical Elective 3
 XXXX xxx3 Liberal Arts Elective  3
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Minimum of ā€œCā€ is required for all core courses.

Students are required to complete a digital portfolio assignment and annual review to meet graduation requirements.