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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 January 2015 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
CMDC December 2014 Newsletter (downloadable pdf)
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)

"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 John Barber & Unpublished Writers' Day, The Brautigan Library, & Richard Brautigan (from Harper's Magazine)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

Game Changers: Video Games as Innovation Coming in March!
Join us for a special exhibit of video games at Nouspace Gallery during the month of March. Curated by CMDC students with guidance from businesses and organizations in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area, Game Changers shows the ways in which we have been impacted by video games. For more information, contact Dene Grigar at

Will Luers' "Motions" published in Drunken Boat
Will Luers' digitao narrative "Motions," co-authored with Australian artists Roger Dean and Hazel Smith, appears in Issue 20 of Drunken Boat. The work utilizes programmed text, image, and music to tell the story of human sex trafficking and slavery. Drunken Boat is a premier online journal for creative digital literary art.

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