Computer Arts + Design is located at two Mercy campuses. The Roy Disney Studio for Animation Studies is located at our Manhattan campus, and The Center for Digital Arts is at Mercy's main campus in Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Each location has both digital lab studios & traditional drawing studios. Each digital studio consists of 12-17 dedicated computer stations. Our digital studios boast “Cintiq Interactive Pen Displays”– technology that allows the artist to draw directly on the computer monitor. Digital Studios are either Macintosh or Windows platform, and offer two- and three-dimensional animation, digital video, color printing, scanning, and DVD/CD-R authoring capabilities. Digital photography and video camerasare available for student use. Software is updated yearly. Each digital studio has dedicated video projection and audio equipment for classroom demonstrations and critiques.
Our facilities have more software than you will ever need! Our primary software packages include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver and Premiere; Apple Final Cut and iLife suite; DigiDesign ProTools; and Maya, Zbrush and Nuke.
What career paths will graduates be able to pursue?
Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Interface Design, Information Design, Multimedia Design, Web Design, Digital Media Design, Package Design, Design for Film & Television (Motion Graphics), Computer Graphics, Digital Photography, Digital Imaging, Digital and Classical Two- and Three-dimensional Animation, CGI Modeling, Character Animation, Special Effects (SFX), Storyboarding & Scripting, Prototyping & Playtesting for Gaming, Level Design, Digital Painting, Rotoscoping, Filming with Digital Video, Post Production & Editing, Art Direction, Creative Direction.