Daemen Signs Animation Agreement with SUNY Broome Community College
Daemen Agreement with SUNY Broome Community College will bring Students to Daemen Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation Program
March 29, 2013
Contact: Mike Andrei
Information: Daemen Admissions Office
Daemen College has signed a formal agreement with SUNY Broome Community College, which will allow graduates of SUNY Broome’s visual arts A.S. degree program to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in animation at Daemen through Daemen’s International Center for Excellence in Animation (ICEA).
The Daemen animation program is a unique response to industry feedback, with a focus on graduating animators with a high level of artistic training. Graduates will be prepared to enter careers in animation in a wide range of fields, including entertainment, information dispersal, performance, mass communication, and computer animation, among others.
“The agreement that was signed formalizes a partnership between our two institutions that will help our students master the art of animation and visual communication, and will enable them to be employed in this cutting-edge industry,” said Daemen President Dr. Gary A. Olson.
“Through this collaboration, we are seeking to support the growth of the animation industry here in Western New York, providing career opportunities for graduates right in Buffalo.”
“Jobs and careers in cutting edge technology fields such as animation make Visual Arts Programs a popular and growing field of study for students across New York and across the country,” said SUNY Broome Community College President Dr. Kevin Drumm.
“By forging this partnership with Daemen College we are expanding opportunities for students and providing them access to the educational resources that will allow them to enter a highly specialized, in-demand field that offers numerous job possibilities at both associate degree and baccalaureate levels.”
As part of the ICEA, the Daemen animation program is built around multiple strengths recognized by animation professionals and business leaders. These include the combination of the flexibility and breadth of a liberal arts program; strong visual skills; and specialized technical training in 2D and 3D animation within a fine arts context. Students will have the advantages of an accredited degree program and a strong arts foundation, combined with integrated international partnerships and industry programs.
“This agreement provides a number of opportunities for our students,” added SUNY Broome Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Francis L. Battisti. “The Daemen animation program drew us to the agreement. This is the kind of collaboration that translates into jobs.
“We are also exploring other agreements with Daemen, in health care studies.”
Daemen will begin accepting SUNY Broome students into the animation program for the fall, 2013 semester.
(L-R) SUNY Broome Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Francis L. Battisti and Daemen President Dr. Gary A. Olson sign an agreement between the two colleges March 28, 2013, in the Daemen International Center for Excellence in Animation.