Digital Media and Animation Department News

Expert level achieved Mon, Jul 1st, 2019

Eric Doty“Those skills that I learned 12 years ago, I still use today as the head of product at a startup,” Doty said. “I really can’t thank Alfred State enough for giving me that education and opportunity to grow and find success.”


Gaming enthusiasts gather at Alfred State for Esports event Thu, Apr 4th, 2019

students sitting down in front of computers“We were very happy with the turnout,” Peavey said. “We were asked by the schools attending to offer this annually, so we may look to increase it in size next year.”


Game and interactive design programs coming to Alfred State in fall 2019 Thu, Dec 20th, 2018

Course work in these majors will cover the breadth of interactive design from AAA (triple A) game titles to the interactions of application interfaces. Skills developed are applicable to the growing fields of user experience (UX) design, application design, web design, data visualization, and interactive entertainment.


ASC prof shares Lumen Prize for Digital Art Tue, Oct 16th, 2018

an open book under a piece of glass with a red light shining on itJeremy Speed Schwartz, an associate professor in the Digital Media and Animation Department, was part of a group of artists that recently received a Lumen Prize for Digital Art.


DMA students awarded for video made in Tokyo Thu, Sep 6th, 2018

sample of digital mediaParker and Speed Schwartz“Mittashane,” an animated video created by Alfred State College students while studying abroad in Toyko, recently won “Best Animated Short” at the Western New York Film Arts and Music Event (FAME) held at Genesee Community College.


Digital media and animation students study in Tokyo Mon, Feb 12th, 2018

students standing in front of the Tokyo National MuseumOver winter break, Alfred State College students of digital media and animation (DMA), along with Associate Professor Jeremy Speed-Schwartz, explored art, cinema, and animation in Japan as part of the college’s Studio Tokyo program. 


Alfred State grad wins top award at SUNYWide Film Festival Tue, Jan 9th, 2018

two males holding a certificate and a posterMurphy, an East Branch native who earned his digital media and animation bachelor’s degree from Alfred State in May 2017, received the Grand Jury Award for his animated film, “Other Real.” 


No. 1 US college for court reporting Fri, Oct 27th, 2017

Court reporting studentWhen considering colleges, many students are searching not only for the right school but also for the right career path. Alfred State College (ASC) is ranked near the top of the class when students search for several degrees in architecture, design, and business.


Speed Schwartz earns first-place award for experimental film Fri, May 26th, 2017

Jeremy Speed Schwartz, right, receives his award for first place from Animator Robert LyonsSpeed Schwartz’s winning film, “Iterations,” is described as an “abstract iterative loop with changing timeframes,” in which shapes and lines overlap and affect each other across three different loops.


Alfred State professor, students showcase project at Sundance Film Festival Wed, Feb 8th, 2017

Alfred State professor and students at the Sundance Film FestivalThree Alfred State students were cast in a big supporting role recently when they assisted their professor and his art collective on a project for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.


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