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Art Department

Faculty - David Schwittek


Academic Interests

  • Documentary Film-Making; Web Design; Writing; Photography; Print Design; Motion Graphics; Song Writing; Sound Design; Video Editing

Personal Website

Research Interests

  • Video documentary research; Interactive Design; Buddhism; Direct Action

Publications and Exhibits

June 2011

  • River on the Go – Bronx River Audio Tour: design, recording and production of an interactive audio tour of the Bronx River, its environs, flora and fauna. This audio tour is currently installed in the Bronx Children’s Museum’s mobile bus-museum and provides an on-going, mobile tour of the Bronx River.

September 2011

  • Lehman Downtown: group show featuring the faculty of the Lehman College Art Department, members of the Art Gallery of Lehman College and the Math and Computer Science Department. Westbeth Gallery (Manhattan). In addition to having my own work in the show, I also produced the promotional materials.

November 2011

  • The 13th Annual Art Show at Hudson View Gardens. The Lounge At Hudson View Gardens, NYC.

December 2011:

The Dream Big Initiative 2011 (short documentary): For the Bronx Children's Museum, I spent the summer of 2011 filming student workshops at several community centers throughout the Bronx (BronxWorks, Abraham House, Freedom Community Center and Supportive Childrens Advocacy Network), culminating on Saturday, August 6, 2011, when the Museum celebrated the completion of these workshops at Hostos Community College. I produced a ten (10) minute short documentary that captured both the summer workshops and the Dream Big Day event at Hostos, featuring Bronx native Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, Sonia Manzano ('Maria' from Sesame Street), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Jose Serrano. View the documentary here.

Schwittek, D. (2009, September). Four Reclining Figures, 2008. Creative Quarterly, 16. Retrieved from


  • Parsons 7th Annual Animation and Digital Film Festival, 2006: Cards, Letters and Prayers, Winner, Best Digital Film
  • Rochester Short Film Festival, 2007: Cards, Letters and Prayers, Certificate of Merit
  • Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, 2007: Cards, Letters and Prayers, Official Selection
  • Sound Shore Video Festival, 2008: Cards, Letters and Prayers, Grand Prize Winner, Best Overall Film
  • Heart of Gold International Film Festival (Australia), 2009: Cards, Letters and Prayers, Official Selection


  • Level 1 Certification for Apple Final Cut Studio, 2008