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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 November 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC October 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC September 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC Summer 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC June 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC May 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC April 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC March 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC February 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC January 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC December 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 John Barber & Unpublished Writers' Day, The Brautigan Library, & Richard Brautigan (from Harper's Magazine)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. 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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CMDC Program Announcements

Live Radio Performance of Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Please join us at Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, December 18 for a live radio performance of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol by the Willamette Radio Workshop. The Hough School Choir will sing carols before the event. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance begins at 7 p.m. The event is free.

Nouspace Gallery Re-Opens with Move, Touch, Feel
Nouspace Gallery & Media Lounge is partnering with Angst Gallery, sharing space at its 1015 Main St. location in the Vancouver Arts District. The first show, "Touch, Move, Feel," opens with a small teaser of the work on Friday, December 5; the grand opening event takes place on Thursday, December 18 and features interactive art and experimental sound by students and faculty in the CMDC Program.

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