Technology Overview – Center for Digital Arts Peekskill
Westchester Community College
Center for the Digital Arts
27 N. Division St., Peekskill, NY 10566
914-606-7305 (Tech Office)
Hours of Operation Each semester a new lab schedule is available. Please stop by the Tech Office after the semester begins for the final schedule.
Access is permitted for currently enrolled Westchester Community College Students, Faculty, and Staff. College policies and Lab rules are enforced at all times. No children are allowed in labs except during precollege programs.
Open Lab Time is available for Digital Art Students in any of 5 Digital Art Labs. All Students may work in B Lab. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are available in B Lab. Computer Information Systems Students may request access to the PC Lab in room 203.
Resources: Lab Assistants offer technical and a/v support for students and faculty in the labs and smart classrooms.
Hardware (subject to change)
11 classrooms have projectors for Faculty demonstration purposes and have been upgraded to Smart Podium/Smart Board technology. Including 2 Multimedia Lecture Halls, and 1 PC Lab for Information Technology.
Our 5 Mac Digital Arts Labs are available with software for 3D Animation, Graphics, Game Design and Digital Video. There are large format flatbed, slide, and transparency scanners, large format color inkjet printers, black and white laser printers. Introducing our upgraded D-Lab which is home to a Makerspace which has 7 Makerbot 3D printers and 2 3D scanners.
Network Ethernet and Wi-Fi service throughout the building. Server space is available for Digital Art Students on request. Digital Art Faculty have server space for their classes.
Books on Digital Arts, software, and Design are available for Students and Faculty to consult while working in the building. Video and audio equipment is available for 48-hour loan to Students currently enrolled in Digital Video classes only. See the Tech Office for details, special requests, and equipment checkouts.
Video and Audio
HD & SD video cameras; tripods; portable light kits; glidecams and shoulder supports; tripod dolly; portable green screen; reflector kits; lavalier mics; shotgun mics; XLR Adapter Kits; Stereo Field Recorder Kits; clapper boards; Cardioid Mics; boom mic poles; dubbing video tape racks; mini-DV decks; stop-motion animation stands; light boxes with pegbars for onion-skinning animation
Software (subject to change)
Apple Mac OS with bundled apps; Adobe After Effects; Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, including: Bridge, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop; Photoshop Elements; Apple Final Cut Pro; Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2014, including: Maya, Sketchbook Designer, Composite, Toon Boom Studio Pro, Matchmover, Mudbox; Corel Painter; GarageBand; iStopMotion; Keynote; Numbers; Pages; Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word; OmniGraffle; Toast Titanium; Torque2D_Pro, and other specialized software.