DTC Vancouver

DTC Vancouver is located on the Vancouver campus in Southwest Washington, a short drive from downtown Vancouver and across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. With stunning views of Mt. Hood and Mount St. Helens, the campus combines a rugged Pacific Northwest feel and the amenities of the city.

CMDC Facilities + Resources

Along with a teaching faculty who are highly-trained artists and researchers and small-sized classes where students can receive intensive instruction in their courses, the CMDC offers our students state-of-the-art technology in their classrooms and lab spaces.

Multimedia Classroom

The vast majority of our courses are offered in the Multimedia Classroom (VMMC 111), a large, sunny space with 24 iMacs and five high-performance PCs for game development, WACOM tablets, and industry standard software including the Adobe Suite, After Effects, Maya, Blender, Substance Painter, Mudbox, ZBrush, Unity, UnReal Engine, and Apple products like Garage Band, Pages, and Keynote; and many more. Students also have access to Virtual Reality headsets, such as Meta.

Maker Space

For easy access to technologies used for sensor-based and XR projects, the Multimedia Classroom opens to the Maker Space, a specialized lab that contains VR equipment, production PC, Arduino kits, gallery-ready IMacs, tablets, 3D printer, large-scale paper printer. It also holds the library of games and game consoles we have collected for our students over the years for use in our game studies courses. Video and sound equipment are available for check out.

The room seats eight students comfortably, seminar-style.

Electronic Literature Lab (ELL)

ELL is a research lab founded in 2011 by Dr. Dene Grigar, Director of the CMDC. It contains over 80 vintage Macintosh & PC computers, dating back from 1977, vintage software, peripherals, and a library of over 300 works of born-digital literature and other media. It is used for the advanced inquiry into the curation, documentation, preservation, conservation, and production of born-digital art, literature, and video games. The lab has created and continues to manage the ELO’s The NEXT, supports video game R&D through CMDC Studios, and leads in developing methods for preserving and conserving born-digital art, literature, and games. CMDC students have access to the space in their classes and are often hired as paid interns to assist with research projects.

The Move Lab

The MOVE is a research lab used for video and sound production. Students specializing in these areas have access to the space along with its computers, sound and video equipment, large-screen monitors, and other technologies. It is also the site for Re-Imagined Radio, the research project founded and led by CMDC faculty members, Dr. John Barber.