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

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 storage 1
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • Built-in battery (9 hours) 2
  • Force Touch trackpad


  • 15” Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • 2.7GHz Processor
  • 512GB Storage
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
Tammy Brackett
Pioneer Quotes: 
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Digital Media & Animation

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