Above Digital Illustration by Eli Greenwald, Summer 2019
“Creativity is not exclusive to particular activities: it’s possible wherever human intelligence is actively engaged. It is not a specific type of activity but a quality of intelligence” Sir Kenneth Robinson
OFFICE HOURS – Have a safe and wonderful summer and stay in touch!
Any questions about your academic and professional aspirations, email me so we can discuss. Prof. Deb Krikun
Fall and Spring Computer Lab Hours @ WCC
Here is an animation sample reel from former WCC students –
ONE OF THE BEST ARCHIVES
Recommended FALL 2019 classes for students interested in creative digital media technologies.
Graphic Design ART 265 – Digital Imaging ART 125 – Digital Design ART 112A only in the Fall (Peekskill 2019) – Digital Animation ART 147 (Peekskill and Main Campus) – Digital Photography ART 129 – Introduction to Computer Programming COMSC 100 – Intro to Audio MUSIC 160 – Digital Storytelling FILM 130 –Visual Effects FILM 160 only in the Fall – Design and Digital Illustration ART 145 only in the Spring.
Bold are Prof. Krikun classes.
Office hours can be scheduled by appointment during the winter break and summer sessions. WCC Support Services
Here is where you can begin to explore creative career paths, EXPLORE!
Below is a recent classified ad from the New York Times which requires some of the skills you will learn taking digital media classes. Send your questions to Prof. Deb Krikun
1) technical support positions in the field of graphic design and visual communications, and/or (WCC Digital Media Certificate graduates)
2) transfer to a design program in a four-year institution. (SUNY or CUNY)
“Technical support. No other aspect of design practice has experienced the level of growth and change found in technical support. The configuring and networking of technology for design studios, preparing electronic files for output in comprehensives, electronic pre-press, digital manipulation of photography, converting of files from one software program to another and from print-based to electronic formats, scripting and programming for web design, and designing of computer templates for a range of users are just some of the technical functions that did not exist 15 years ago. Mastering these skills, as well as the changes in software, can easily fill a two-year curriculum, especially if students must also understand the design context in which such work must be performed. Design studios, advertising agencies, and corporations search for individuals who have these skills and consistently report shortfalls in qualified applicants. In metropolitan design centers, new companies have formed to provide precisely these services to groups of clients on a contractual basis.” NASAD
More information about SUNY’s Excelsior Scholarship
The courses offered in the Digital Arts Certificate will help you build your online portfolio to apply for colleges and to help prepare you for internship opportunities.
Colleges that focus on Animation, Game Design and New Media
NY – SUNY Purchase – New Media BA
NJ – Montclair State University – BFA
NY – SUNY/Fashion Institute Technology – BFA (deadlines)
NY – CUNY/City College – Electronic Design- BFA
NY – CUNY/City Tech – – BTECH Emerging Media
NY – CUNY/Lehman College, BS Computer Imaging
NY – SUNY/Old Westbury – Electronic Media BS
NY – SUNY/Polytechnic Institute – Game Design, Interactive Media
NY – SUNY/ Polytechnic Institute – Information Design, Communication
NY –CUNY Queens College- BFA Design and Illustration
NY- CUNY Brooklyn College of ART – BFA Studio Art (Digital Art)
NY – MFA in Animation at Brooklyn College transfer to from BFA
Has a great scholarship opportunity – Fordham – Digital Media Technology BS
Looking for an internship this summer! Click here to see what skills are needed!
National Colleges to consider:
FLA – Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, College Of Motion Pictures BFA Animation and Digital Arts
COMPUTER STUDIO LABS WITH ADOBE ACCESS
Access to WCC computer labs with Adobe Creative Suite
Student Club New Media Group meet every Common Hour on Wednesdays at 11am-1pm -Valhalla Campus, Tech. Bldg. in the Lounge to compete in GAME ON and help organize upcoming events sponsored by newmediagroup.org
Hope your experiences @ WCC will be creative and productive!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you any questions about career goals and/or academic courses and programs!
NEW MEDIA GROUP, a student club that sponsors activities at the college to either learn or use interactive digital products such as mobile apps, video/digital games, animation, 3D printing, data visualization, VR, IoT and probably much more in a few years.
Students produce two biannual events that support student business networking for internships or career opportunities, guest speakers that discuss digital media careers and new technology. Students are ready to graduate with an Associate Degree that utilizes technology and teaches skills and professional experience with computer animation 2D/3D, game design, responsive mobile apps, ux|ui web designs, 3D printing, data visualization and interactive designs.
Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 DIG.IT.ALL WCC Main Campus, weekly and Center for the Digital Arts monthly, Peekskill NY
New Media Group meets during regular semesters on Main Campus WEDNESDAY 11am-1pm on Main Campus
Join Us in our digital media endeavors!
View current trends in the job market for graphic designers (ux/ui) There are some exciting new trends and career opportunities.
See above office hours and email me to make an appointment! I look forward to helping you with possible college transfer, internships or deciding upon what digital art courses to take in your field of interest. (Game Design, Web Design, 2D and 3D Design and Animation, Internet Marketing and Advertising)
resources for students and faculty
Westchester Bus Transportation Planner
WCC Students Car Pooling
WCC Faculty and Staff
Center for the Digital Arts – UX Interactive Design & Digital Arts Certificate
Arts Department Website
How to change your major at WCC
Brookings Institute on Community Colleges
What students are looking for in education!
How to Get a Job
WCC Library Resources for Prof. Krikun classes
Recommended Game Design Schools for Transfer
Career and Portfolio Resources
SOPA – Protect Your Internet Freedom
Creative Job Titles and Salaries
Free web hosting for educators and students
Resource to match graduates with career opportunities
Protecting your Intellectual Properties
Welcome to SUNY Westchester Community College, Associate Professor Deborah Krikun‘s WordPress site for students and educators. The site was designed as an online syllabus for students. Students are required to archive their notes and assignments in an e-portfolio format using WordPress. The e-portfolio will serve as a documentation to students learning process and assist the instructor and student to better evaluate their learning outcomes. Access to assignments, tutorials and resources readily improves the challenge to learning and understanding the creative process. Here you will find what is needed to accomplish your creative goals in the digital arts, share, follow or explore.
Digital Imaging and Digital Design by Students
The digital art courses at WCC support students who need to build strong
portfolios in the digital arts for transfer to a four year college or a possible internship opportunity. Graduates or professionals who enroll in WCC’s digital arts programs are able to retool their skills in web development, flash animation, digital video, motion graphics or simply to upgrade their design skills. The Digital Arts Certificate, Digital Filmmaking Certificate or the AAS Visual Arts and Digital Filmmaking degree offers all students the opportunity to learn more about the digital arts and gain the necessary experience to pursue a creative career.
As Faculty Advisor to the New Media Group I encourage students, alumni, professionals and businesses to join our group to participate in events, showcase your work and to learn more about new media technologies.
Click the menu of classes above for assignments and tutorials.
I teach full-time at the Center for the Digital Arts, in Peekskill, NY to reach me you may call 914-606-7359 or email: email@example.com
To reach the Center for the Digital Arts, call or email your inquiries to: (914) 606-7301 – (studio labs are open Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm / Friday-Saturday 9am-4pm) or firstname.lastname@example.org