Interactive Technologies A.A.S – Computer Animation and Game Design
The A.A.S. in Interactive Technologies (ITECH) Computer Animation and Game Design Track is designed for digital media students to complement their 2D/3D designs, illustration, animation, digital media and/or computer programming studies. The program is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for New Media careers. Students choose one concentration out of three: Digital Marketing, Web Design/Development (UX/UI), and Computer Animation and Game Design. The curriculum is designed for students who seek either an entry-level position of employment or transfer to a four-year institution. The program also serves recent graduates and professionals who want to enhance their skills utilizing creative emerging technologies.
Message from the Curriculum Chair
Welcome to this unique Interactive Technologies (ITECH) program that offers Computer Animation and Game Design students an opportunity to customize a digital media program that will enhance their 2D/3D designs, illustration, animation, digital media and/or computer programming skills. By choosing the ITECH Computer Animation and Game Design Track it is best to choose from the recommended electives. You may explore other ITECH electives. The curriculum offers an interdisciplinary foundation that ensures ITECH graduates will be successful content creators.
Track 1 - Digital Marketing is designed for marketing students to complement their business studies, covering social media marketing, website design (UX/UI) and digital media. Students will gain skills in photography, digital design and web programming in order to market, design and develop New Media products or services.
Track 2 - Web Design and Development (UX/UI) is designed for students interested in developing dynamic web pages. Students will learn current web applications to develop interactive digital media skills. Students explore today’s best practices in digital design, web programming and web administration. Their hands-on experience with user experience and user interface methodologies will help attain a position as a web developer.
Track 3 - Computer Animation and Game Design offers students the opportunity to develop hands-on skills in product design, motion design, game design and 2D and 3D computer animation. Students work collaboratively developing effective narratives and concept art. They will explore character development, interactive code and time-based digital media skills to develop exciting dynamic prototypes that will help launch a creative career.
ITECH graduates are encouraged to pursue internships and career opportunities in their field of interest. Be sure to join the ITECH student club New Media Group who meet weekly on Wednesdays to organize activities such as studio tours, guest and alumni lecturers and video gaming tournaments. Hope that you can join us in learning the emerging technologies that lead to rewarding careers.
Email me your questions. I look forward to meeting you to discuss the ITECH Computer Animation and Game Design Track and the electives that will best serve your creative, transfer and/or employment objectives.
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Deborah Krikun
Office: Main Campus and Peekskill Extension - Center for the Digital Arts
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Curriculum Chair: Prof. Deborah Krikun
Offices: Main Campus and Peekskill Extension – Center for the Digital Arts
School: Business and Professional Careers
Academic Dept: Computer Information Technologies
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