Alfred State College officials have announced the launch of a new bachelor of science degree in digital media and animation this fall following the recent approval of the program by the State University of New York.
The degree is an extension of the college's rapidly growing associate degree program in computer art and design. The new program will equip graduates with a skill set necessary to excel in today's computer art and animation fields. Students enrolled in the program will have access to new Mac and PC labs with state-of-the-art digital equipment in addition to accomplished, hands-on faculty.
The addition of the digital media and animation bachelor of science degree program adds a new dimension to our program offerings at Alfred. Now our students in the associate degree curriculum no longer need to look to outside transfer institutions for an opportunity to continue their education in the exciting world of digital animation. Two-year graduates from other colleges will also be welcome to transfer into our program to pursue a bachelor of science degree. Graduates will have doors opened for advanced entry-level positions in the computer animation and special effects fields as well as the video gaming industry.
Students will receive instruction in the traditional arts to enhance their artistic creativity. They will also learn industry-standard software applications and gain proficiency in computer graphics-related technology. Along with expanding facilities and faculty, the college has welcomed its first junior class this fall with an expected graduation date of May 2009.
For more information, contact the Alfred State College Computer Imaging and Architectural Engineering Technology Department at (607) 587-4696. The Alfred State Admissions Department can be reached by calling 1-800-4-ALFRED.
About Alfred State College:
Alfred State College, a member of the technology college sector within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, offers outstanding educational opportunities for students in its nearly 60 associate degree programs, 15 baccalaureate degree programs, and several certificate programs. ASC continues to expand its online education offerings to include more than 56 online courses as well as two complete curriculum options (health information technology and court and realtime reporting). Numerous vocational-technical offerings stressing hands-on learning are available at the School of Applied Technology Campus located in nearby Wellsville, NY. The College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and several programs are also accredited or approved by program-specific professional organizations. In recent years, the College has expanded its computing and networking choices to include a wireless option. While stressing technical education, the College continues to pride itself on maintaining close personal ties among students and faculty. Academic programs, residential facilities, and co-curricular activities are provided to meet the educational, cultural, social, and recreational needs of students. Alfred State's reputation for excellence attracts students and faculty from throughout New York, neighboring states, and several foreign countries. The College is located in Alfred, NY, a scenic village in Allegany County. It is 15 miles north of the Pennsylvania border, 70 miles south of Rochester, and 90 miles southeast of Buffalo.
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