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New Digital Media Arts Capabilities at Penn State Behrend

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Greg Yahn, president of Archi-Texture Finishing LLC and Advanced Finishing USA, in Fairview, Pennsylvania, and a member of the Council of Fellows at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College discusses the introduction of new digital media arts capabilities at Penn State Behrend and the benefits it will provide to our region.

Please explain what this new program is and what it entails.

First, this is not a single program but rather a set of capabilities being developed across the college. Students at Penn State Behrend now have unprecedented access to animation and modeling software from Autodesk, a leading global developer of 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. In addition to providing CAD and engineering analysis tools, the software gift will allow the college to develop new interdisciplinary programs that fuse the humanities, the arts, and advanced digital technologies. The college now offers a certificate in game development with tracks in technical programming and digital arts and design and also envisions integrating humanities, communication, and arts courses into new academic offerings in digital arts and media.

Read more in the October 2013 edition of the Business Magazine.