About Us

Some Stats

Cool Stuff to Know about the CMDC Program

Years since our founding

Students in our program

Hours spent making media in 2015

Student research awards won since 2010

About Us

The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program offers a major and a formal minor leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Digital Technology and Culture (DTC). Additionally, students pursuing a B.A. in the Humanities or a B.A. in Social Sciences can select the DTC as a primary or secondary area of concentration. In all cases, The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program teaches students to conceptualize, in both research and practice, applications of digital technologies and to think critically about digital media and the ways humans interact and engage with them.

The program focuses on six areas of study within the field of digital media: 1) web & mobile design & development, 2) 2 & 3D animation for simulation and visualization, 3) digital publishing, 4) physical computing, 5) social media / SEO for digital marketing, and most recently 6) game studies & design.

Our History

The brainchild of Vancouver campus administrators, Hal Dengerink, Leslie Wykoff, and Tim Hunt, the CMDC Program was founded in 1997 and intended to be an interdisciplinary program that looked critically and responded creatively to issues relating to digital media. The name was changed to Digital Technology & Culture (DTC), in 2003, when the program was approved to offer the B.A. in DTC. That same year it was adopted by both the Pullman and TriCities campuses. In 2006 the program extended its offerings to emphasize a hands-on practice to accompany and enhance its theoretical focus. By 2010 the DTC Program had grown from 44 students in 2006 to over 150. When it was approved to become an independent academic program on the Vancouver campus, the name was changed to the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program, the name it is known as today. With over 250 students in the CMDC, it is now recognized as one of five Signature Programs on the WSUV campus.

CMDC Students
in mobile media course
Working on Autovation
the development team
Setting up at City Hall
showing CMDC projects to the public
Taking a Break
from our AR Exhibit
Putting up the Vinyl
preparing for the Loud & Clear exhibit
iSci Team
a presentation to Sen. Maria Cantwell
The Van Is Packed
for trip to Showcase 2013
with Shelley Jackson
at her Pathfinders' traversal