1-800-4-ALFRED (425-3733)

Digital Media and Animation

cheeseburger, May 5 exhibit, 5 p.m. Orvis
students presenting
digital media & animation
student self portrait
a set prop
students in Tokyo with robot
students in Tokyo
Ranked No. 6 in the US for Animation and Interactive Technology
2018 U.S. News and World Report
Program Advantages: 

Students solve real-world creative problems, while building a professional portfolio that showcases their animation and experience in a wide range of digital mediums. The digital media and animation program provides students with a broad range of technical, creative, and problem solving skills to facilitate their employment in new media and animation.

Required System Specifications

In order to ensure a seamless Macintosh environment and provide industry standard programs, incoming students are required to purchase a MacBook Pro computer and Adobe Creative Suite software.

By purchasing your MacBook Pro via our Apple store, you will receive an educational discount and an additional discount negotiated by Alfred State. Please go to the following address and log in with your Alfred State username and password:

https://my.alfredstate.edu/academic-affairs/apple-store-discount.

The appropriate MacBook Pro should be listed under “See Recommended Systems.” (Please note that you will receive your username and password following payment of your acceptance deposit.)

Note: The recommended system is the 2015 model. You can purchase the newer 15” MacBook Pro, but please be aware that you will need to also purchase multiple adapters for the new USB-C ports.

Financial aid may cover all or a portion of these purchases. For more information, please contact the Student Records and Financial Services Office by phone at 1-800-4-ALFRED or 607-587-4253 or by email at sfs@alfredstate.edu.

Assistance will be available with software setup and maintenance such as setting up email, connecting to the server, and printing. The Alfred State Help Desk is a certified Apple repair center. As a DMA student, if your MacBook needs to be sent off campus for repair, they can provide you with a loaner.

The required system specifications for DMA students are:

15-inch: 2.5GHz
with Retina display

  • 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz memory
  • 512GB PCIe-based flash storage1
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • Built-in battery (9 hours)2
  • Force Touch trackpad

Or

15” Touch Bar and Touch ID
2.7GHz Processor
512GB Storage

  • 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • 16GB 2133MHz memory
  • 512GB PCIe-based SSD1
  • Radeon Pro 455 with 2GB memory
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

Please note, if buying the 15” Touch Bar laptop, you will need to purchase additional USB-C adapters to be able to hook up external hard drives, headphones, and other peripheral devices.

Professional Outlook: 

Students are prepared for careers in animation, media design, interactive media, production, digital imaging, and fine art.

AAS: Employment and continuing education rate of 100%.
100% transferred to continue their education.

BS: Employment and continuing education rate of 86%.
79% are employed; 7% transferred to continue their education.

2016-2017 Alfred State Catalog
Contact: 
Tammy Brackett
607-587-4659
Pioneer Quotes: 
Snapcode linking to digital media and animation web page
Digital Media & Animation
Department

"DMA students enjoy their program and make great work." -Paul Tracy, Envisions Productions, Rochester, NY

"There is such a broad range of potential jobs for DMA graduates." - Caitlyn Redden, '12, Interaction Designer, ITX Corp