Digital Media and Animation Department News

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.


Digital Media and Animation students study abroad in Tokyo Wed, Feb 24th, 2016

students pictured by the Gundam Statue in Odaiba, JapanIn Studio Tokyo, which ran from Jan. 9-24, the students were able to explore Japanese art, cinema, animation, and digital animation.


New four-year graphic and media design program available Wed, Nov 4th, 2015

This program will focus on developing the contemporary problem-solving and design skills needed to enter the workforce and to apply the elements and principles of design, drawing, and visual communication. An awareness of design history is combined with the latest topics in graphic and media design to provide an informed student aimed at innovation in the field.


Digital Media and Animation Showcase slated for May 9 Thu, Apr 30th, 2015

Come take a journey through the world of imagination and witness some amazing student projects Saturday, May 9, when Alfred State hosts the free Digital Media and Animation Showcase.


Student-crafted marionettes on display, up for auction Fri, Apr 10th, 2015

Nicole Barber, a digital media and animation major from Rochester, dances with one of the marionettesA silent auction of all the marionettes is held daily in the gallery from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will go toward purchasing equipment for digital media and animation students.


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