Patty Padilla

Patty Padilla in a computer lab
Digital Media and Animation

Patty Padilla, a Manhattan resident, came to Alfred State undecided until she met a student in the Digital Media and Animation Department.

“In my head I always had all these ideas and stories; this major helped me organize my thoughts and share them with the world.”

Patty was thrilled but skeptical when she heard about the major. “I immediately went and talked to a professor about the possibilities for jobs and what could I do with the degree. He sat with me for an hour and told me in detail about the many types of animation I could go into. I didn’t think you could really make a career out of something you loved. I always thought being creative was more of a hobby. Alfred State taught me that I can make it into a career.” Learn more about the digital media and animation major.