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Introduction to Prof. Deb Krikun classes!

Welcome to the Digital Arts with Prof. Deb Krikun

Other office hours can be scheduled by appointment-  be sure to check this page for announcements. Email Professor your questions or to schedule an appointment if the following hours are not convenient!

Regular Office Hours

Tuesday, 12pm-1pm @ Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill

Thursday 12pm-3pm  @ Valhalla Campus, HAAB 406 .
Friday 1pm-2pm @ Valhalla Campus, HAAB 406

Other office hours can be scheduled by appointment, email instructor.

COMPUTER LAB HOURS  – Access to computer labs with Adobe Creative Suite.
and TECH RM 13-D Lab Hours (Macintosh Only)

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 -Communication Design – BTECH
NY – CUNY/Lehman College, BS Computer Imaging

Courses offered in the Digital Arts Certificate will help build your portfolio in order to apply to the above colleges. One needs to be a NJ resident for one year to apply for in-state tuition.

Student Club New Media Group  meet every  Common Hour on Wednesdays at 11am-1pm -Valhalla Campus, Tech. Bldg. Lounge to compete in GAME ON and organize upcoming events sponsored by

Hope your experiences @ WCC will be creative and productive!
Email: if  you any questions about career goals and/or academic courses and programs!


NEW MEDIA GROUP, a student club engaged with digital media industries such as mobile apps, game design, animation, 3d printing and data visualization. Students produce two biannual events that support student networking, understanding digital media careers that utilize technology skills and experience in computer animation 2D/3D, game design, responsive mobile apps, web designs, 3d printing and data visualization.   

Spring 2017 DIG.IT.ALL Career Meet Up Forum (Theme: Virtual Reality), April 2017 at Center for the Digital Arts, 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.

Student Advisement
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

How to access LYNDA.COM for FREE from your local library.

3D Printing Tutorial
Historical Pictures on Flickr
Electronic Educational Resources

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

WCC Student Services and Opportunities
Disability Services

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

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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:

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