Customer Story

School of Visual Arts BFA Computer Art Department Staff, Faculty, and Students Talk About Remote Education

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At the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in Manhattan, the BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Computer Art, Computer Animation, and Visual Effects Department teaches aspiring animation and visual effects artists the most advanced digital applications used in the film industry. Taught by more than 60 working professionals each semester, students develop the personal and professional skills required to succeed in a highly competitive, creative medium.

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Challenges

  • Continue same caliber of instruction when the campus closed for the pandemic
  • Enable students learning from home to use powerful campus workstations and applications
  • Keep the experience simple

Solution

  • Installed Teradici Cloud Access Software (CAS) on campus workstations: HP Z8s with NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics processing units (GPUs)
  • Directed students to install CAS on their home devices
  • Brokered connections to campus workstations using Teradici CAS Manager (CAM), deployed as a virtual machine in the data center

Results

  • Supported remote student work and the remote screen visual clarity was much better than from other vendors
  • Gave students experience with a tool used in many major studios, an interviewing advantage
  • Enabled faculty to demonstrate application techniques from home using campus workstations

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