One Department | Six Disciplines
Unleash your creativity and professional development by taking classes in the Digital Media Arts Department at WCC! We are recognized for curriculum that prepares students for life long careers in dynamic visual arts technology industries, with certificate & degree programs in:
Our state-of-the-art facilities feature numerous computer labs with the latest and greatest software available. In class, students have access to a wide range of advanced output technologies including a 3D printer, color printers & flat bed scanners. A Production & Output Center supports wide-format color printers, color laser printers and peripherals for students to matte graphic design and photography. All of this robust technology is supported by a full-time IT/Mac Technician to oversee day-to-day operations and long-term maintenance, in addition to the management of a local area network that is a huge part of our students' success.
The cavernous green screen studio and handsomely outfitted digital video equipment cage gives students the edge to produce award winning motion picture projects. A professional photography studio supports the production of everything from small product to food to portraiture. Video & Photo students check equipment out free of charge to complete assignments that includes a wide range of DSLR, medium, and large format cameras. And YES, black-and-white film processing is alive and well, which is supported by a beautiful traditional darkroom for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level black-and-white, gelatin silver print production. We are one of Washtenaw County's best kept secrets in great education!
Transfer to Four Year Colleges and Universities
Articulation programs enable students to transfer to colleges and universities such as the College for Creative Studies, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Eastern Michigan University.
Connections with Industry
Professional Advisory Committees in each Digital Media Arts discipline assist in maintaining each program's relevance in curriculum design, program-level outcomes, and keeping pace with current trends in technology to ensure that our graduates have the marketable skills to find success in the job market.
This department includes the following subjects, click on the links to view current course offerings
- Animation (ANI)
- Graphic Design Technology (GDT)
- Internet Professional (INP)
- Photography (PHO)
- Video Production (VID)
- Web Design & Development (WEB)
Terry Abrams, Professional Photography Faculty
The magic of photography captivated me at a young age. Upon graduation from college, I lived in Europe for 13 years, teaching photography at American colleges and traveling extensively. ...
- Digital Producer Magazine
- Ann Arbor Film Festival
Established in 1963, the internationally renowned festival is a showcase for independent and experimental films and is the oldest of its kind in North America. Each year, the festival attracts over 400 entries from filmmakers worldwide and screens more than 125 films before audiences 5,000 strong.
- Michigan Film Office
Michigan Film Office is an agency of the State of Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries, whose mission is to enrich the quality of life for Michigan residents by providing access to information, preserving and promoting Michigan's heritage and fostering cultural creativity. The department also includes the Library of Michigan, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Michigan Film Office, and the Michigan Historical Center.