Clarkson's Digital Arts and Sciences major named most innovative by international association
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 9:17 am

POTSDAM -- The Digital Arts and Sciences major at Clarkson University has been named the most innovative program of its kind in North America by the International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa). The organization serves educators, practitioners, scholars, and organizations with interests in digital media.

iDMAa reviewed over 700 digital art and media programs across the country.

Ray L. Steele, senior executive director of iDMAa, said the program “is intended to acknowledge the unusual, creative, and outstanding program where innovation is an easily recognized and ever present element of its operation.”

Dave Beck, director of the Digital Arts and Sciences Program, and Peter Turner, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, accepted the award on behalf of Clarkson.

The major was created at Clarkson five years ago, as the country’s first program to combine equally the digital arts and sciences.

Clarkson’s program in the digital arts includes 3D modeling and animation, interactive design, graphic and web design, and video. as well as a foundation in computer science and mathematics, such as programming for video games, virtual reality, physics, and imaging-based math courses.

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