Department News

Chancellor's Award

Delianne and Harrigan Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Award

Tue, May 10th, 2022

Alfred State College (ASC) students Megan Delianne and Alec Harrigan have been awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence (CASE).

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Sosa honored with the Norman R. McConney Jr. Award for Student Excellence

Tue, Apr 26th, 2022

Alfred State student Zavier Sosa (Bronx, NY) was one of 45 SUNY EOP students honored with the Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award for Student Excellence.

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Brackett’s Artwork featured in the Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition

Fri, Oct 22nd, 2021

Tammy Brackett, professor and chair of the Alfred State College (ASC) Digital Media & Animation department, had one of her pieces featured in the Memorial Art Gallery’s 67th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition.

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Professor Jeremy Speed Schwartz’s film earns multiple awards

Wed, Sep 11th, 2019

Alfred State Associate Professor of Digital Media and Animation Jeremy Speed Schwartz recently received a pair of awards for his short film titled, “The Land of the 3-Drink Minimum.”

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Expert level achieved

Mon, Jul 1st, 2019

“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.”

High School Gamers

Gaming enthusiasts gather at Alfred State for Esports event

Thu, Apr 4th, 2019

“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.”

ASC Landscape

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.

Degenerative Cultures

ASC prof shares Lumen Prize for Digital Art

Tue, Oct 16th, 2018

Jeremy 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.

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DMA students awarded for video made in Tokyo

Thu, Sep 6th, 2018

“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

Over 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.