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"Learn. Think. Build." These three words encapsulate the spirit of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program (CMDC) at Washington State University Vancouver. As one of five Signature Programs at WSUV, it integrates research and teaching in an intellectually-diverse, technologically innovative experience, applying inter-and transdisciplinary approaches that foster civic engagement from local-to-global contexts in the areas of digital humanities, media art, media communication, media studies, information systems.

The CMDC Program, home to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Digital Technology and Culture, sits at intersection of art, technology, and the humanities and specializes in five areas of study:

  • Web and mobile development and design
  • 2 and 3D animation for visualization and simulation
  • Social media platform development and communication
  • Sensor-based physical computing
  • Digital Publishing

From the production of apps to interactive exhibits, undergraduate research lies at its core and is expressed through creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. In addition to classroom theory and hands-on practice, The Senior Capstone Course provides real world experience that helps students to jumpstart their careers and develop a commitment to civic engagement.


CMDC March 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC February 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC January 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC December 2013 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC November 2013 Newsletter ( downloadable pdf)
CMDC October 2013 Newsletter ( downloadable pdf)
CMDC September 2013 Newsletter ( downloadable pdf)
CMDC July & August 2013 Newsletter ( downloadable pdf)
CMDC June 2013 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC May 2013 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC April 2013 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)

"Event showcases Clark County's focus on high-tech, innovation." The Columbian, 21 Nov. 2013
"Data Never Sleeps." The Columbian, 29 Jan. 2013
OMSI Fellows & the Augmented Reality Exhibit: From the Columbian2/8, 1/24, 3/12, 4/11, 5/6, 6/7, 6/14
The CMDC's Mobile App Development: From the Kansas City Star
Dr. John Barber & Unpublished Writers' Day, The Brautigan Library, & Richard Brautigan (from Harper's Magazine)
Dr. Brett Oppegaard & the Fort Vancouver Mobile Project, 7/2
Dr. Dene Grigar & the Tech 101 Series, & "LOUD & Clear"

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The DTC @ The CMDC
The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program offers the B.A. in Digital Technology & Culture. Learn More

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Student Media Projects on display
Enjoy Exhibit .09 of The Student Research Gallery

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Winning at Showcase at WSU and WSUV
CMDC students won Undergraduate Research Awards at both WSU Showcase and WSUV Research Showcase. The three teams competing at WSU were awarded a Crimson and two Gray awards. Winning projects include "Pop Up Gallery," AudioBash," and "iSci;" "Pop Up Gallery" won again at WSUV Research Showcase. the area of Arts & Humanities.

Dr. Dene Grigar Wins Award for Teaching
Dr. Dene Grigar was awarded the 2013-2014 Student's Award for Teaching Excellence. This award is presented every year to one faculty member that has inspired students, exceeded expectations and brought prestige to WSU Vancouver and will be presented to Grigar at WSU Vancouver's 2014 Commencement Ceremony.

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