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WCC Center for the Digital Arts

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Westchester Community College's Peekskill Extension Center, 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 1,000 students per year. The college offers a variety of technology workforce training programs and a diverse selection of credit courses each semester.

The 20,000-square-foot facility features 11 classrooms equipped with multimedia/smart technology, and five colorful post-production studios. The Center has a Makerspace 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; a one-year certificate in User Experience Design (UX), which enables students to gain exposure into what it takes to create a compelling interactive experience; and a 180-hour certificate in 3D Animation. 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 who will enhance drawing and painting skills for both professional and personal use.

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