Four St. Petersburg College Digital Arts students, winners of the Digital Arts program’s SEmmy award, have been accepted into prestigious programs with Florida State University, Ringling College of Art and Design and the University of Florida.
The distinguished programs the four will be transferring to are highly competitive with selective admissions. All have graduates now working in some of the most recognized companies in the world.
Graphic design student Maddie Stubbs will be graduating from SPC in Summer 2016 and has been accepted into UF’s exclusive bachelor of fine arts graphic design program. The program’s graduates have done work for companies like Microsoft, Facebook and Macy’s.
Stubbs thanks the Career Center and SPC’s academic advisors for helping her get ready for the next step in her journey.
David Quintana, a game design student, credits the help of Career and Academic Advisor Sally McCartney and Career and Technical Education Outreach Specialist Sandy DeCarlo with helping him pursue his dream. He has been accepted into the Ringling College of Art and Design’s game art program.
Quintana had strong drawing skills but had never used digital tools like Adobe Creative Cloud to create art. He said that SPC gave him a chance to learn these tools hands on, providing him a broader skill set as an artist.
Anna Marie Mazza
Anna Marie Mazza was accepted into the Ringling College of Art and Design. “From the moment I toured the campus I knew it was my school, and I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from going there. SPC helped me get into this school by showing me some important techniques in editing and camera work,” she said.
Mazza credits the college with helping her find a strong production crew to assist in building her portfolio and providing a career advisor who helped her from the start of her program until graduation. Learn more about internship and career advising at St. Petersburg College.
Film student Clio Perkins began her studies at SPC in the early college program during her senior year of high school. She will be transferring to Florida State University in the fall.
Upon enrolling at SPC, she was thrilled to find a community that shared her love of art and film. She dreams of showing a film at the Sunscreen Film Festival. “Everyone needs a stepping stone, and SPC was mine,” said Clio.
Digital Arts at SPC
All four students ended up in very different programs, but they started in the same place. Where will your dreams take you? The Digital Arts program at SPC and prepares students for a career in digital media, filmmaking, video production and interactive media production. Learn more about the digital arts program at St. Petersburg College.