About the Center for the Digital Arts
The Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension, established in 1994, is located in the downtown artist district of the city of Peekskill, close to other cultural centers, galleries, and restaurants and serves approximately 1,500 students per year. The 20,000 square foot facility features eleven classrooms equipped with multimedia/smart technology, and five post-production studios. In fall 2015 the Center opened its own Maker Space equipped with seven 3D printers. This state-of-the-art facility holds 100 Apple workstations dedicated to digital arts education including: digital imaging, digital filmmaking, animation, and interactive design.
The college also offers popular short-term Quick Start classes for students and professionals needing to upgrade their knowledge of a software package; and a 48-hour certificate in User Experience (UX) Design, which enables students to gain exposure into what it takes to create a compelling interactive experience. The Open Studio Access Package offers facility access with technical support to community artists and entrepreneurs who wish to work on independent projects.
The Center also offers a dynamic summer Youth Arts Technology Program offering young people an opportunity to develop a digital arts portfolio within a college environment; and fine arts courses with local artists that will enhance drawing and painting skills for both professional and personal use. In addition, the Center offers an array of community arts offerings for all ages in the studio arts. This Center is part of the lifeblood of the community in Peekskill and a vibrant component of northern Westchester and Putnam counties.
Westchester Community College’s Division of Workforce Development and Community Education supports the College mission by expanding access, promoting student success, and contributing to local community and economic development initiatives to enhance quality of life and a thriving business climate. The Division provides innovative educational and workforce programs and personal enrichment opportunities for area residents and employers.
The Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension Center is hosting a job and career fair this April 18-19, 2020 during the AIM’20 festival to showcase its student and alumni talent that have trained in digital media. This showcase will enable local area employers to recruit interns and entry-level employees that are highly capable with work ready skills that are in-demand. The center is equipped with up-to-date arts technology facilities in keeping with Peekskill’s media industry and is the perfect setting for the fair.
This program will be accompanied by an alumni and corporate lecture that should inspire prospective candidates and employers alike.
Digital Arts & Media Career Day
Sunday, April 19, 2020
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Join us at Westchester Community College, Center for the Digital Arts Peekskill Extension for a day of networking! We are hosting a Digital Media Job Fair on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. that will
showcase emerging talent trained by our professional faculty. Come see student digital media portfolios and keynote lecturer, Bre Pettis, CEO of Bantam Tools, www.bantamtools.com, and have brunch with us beginning at 11:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. Arrivals
10:15 a.m. Bre Pettis, CEO Bantam Tools, “The Future of Everything”
10:45 a.m. Questions
11:00 a.m. Brunch and networking
12:00 p.m. Job Fair opens
2:00 p.m. Job Fair ends
For more about the Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension, visit