Welcome to DMA

Connections with Industry

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Students & Employers: Check Out Onward!
Created while on sabbatical by Digital Media Arts Professional Web Design & Development Faculty, Jason Withrow, Onward helps employers directly connect with Washtenaw Community College students for jobs, internships, and freelance projects. Students must acquire faculty endorsements for all their required job skills before they can see employer contact information, to ensure the integrity of qualified applicants. Register as Employer or Student now!

Additionally, Professional Advisory Committees in each Digital Media Arts discipline assist in maintaining each program’s relevance in curriculum design, program-level outcomes, and keeping pace with current trends in technology to ensure that our graduates have the marketable skills to find success in the job market.

One Department | Five Disciplines

Unleash your creativity and professional development by taking classes in the Digital Media Arts Department at WCC! We are recognized for curriculum that prepares students for life long careers in dynamic visual arts technology industries, with certificate & degree programs in 3D Animation, Digital Video, Graphic Design, Photography and Web Design & Development.

Our state-of-the-art facilities feature numerous computer labs with the latest and greatest software available. In class, students have access to a wide range of advanced output technologies including a 3D printer, color printers & flat bed scanners. A Production & Output Center supports wide-format color printers, color laser printers and peripherals for students to matte graphic design and photography. All of this robust technology is supported by a full-time IT/Mac Technician to oversee day-to-day operations and long-term maintenance, in addition to the management of a local area network that is a huge part of our students’ success.

The cavernous green screen studio and handsomely outfitted digital video equipment cage gives students the edge to produce award winning motion picture projects. A professional photography studio supports the production of everything from small product to food to portraiture. Video & Photo students check equipment out free of charge to complete assignments that includes a wide range of DSLR, medium, and large format cameras. And YES, black-and-white film processing is alive and well, which is supported by a beautiful traditional darkroom for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level black-and-white, gelatin silver print production. We are one of Washtenaw County’s best kept secrets in great education!

Transfer to Four Year Colleges and Universities

Articulation programs enable students to transfer to colleges and universities such as the College for Creative Studies, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Eastern Michigan University.


Portfolio Projects Final Review — One-Day Student Photo Exhibit!

You are cordially invited! Join WCC’s Portfolio Projects [pho230 ]photography students as they exhibit final versions of their projects.

Friday 14 December | 2:00 to 5:00pm | Gunder Myran [GM] Building | Garden Level | Rooms GM010 & GM019

Thank you for supporting WCC’s DMA photography students by attending this one-day-only exhibit.


Photograph by Stacy Atkeson; from the project, “My National Parks”

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DMA OPEN LABS — FALL 2018 [Th 30 Aug ›› Tu 11 Dec]

Open labs can only be used by Digital Media Arts students enrolled in ANI, GDT, PHO, VID, and WEB classes.

Windows Computers | GM005

  • Mondays: Noon – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mac Computers | GM009

  • Wednesday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Mac Computers | GM011

  • Monday & Wednesday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Mac Computers | GM015

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Mac Computers in the Gunder Myran Library Computer Commons, 2nd Floor | GM210

  • Monday ›› Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12 Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Note: Only Ten Macintosh computers in the Library have DMA User Spaces [ANI, GDT, PHO, VID, WEB]


DMA PRODUCTION CENTER | GM016 | 734.677.5121

  • Mon ›› Thu: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Normally Closed on Fri, Sat, & Sun


PHOTO LAB | GM012 | 734.973.3435

Camera Equipment Overnight Checkout

  • Monday ›› Thursday 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Monday ›› Thursday 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday ›› Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • To use photo equipment, instructor endorsements are required.
  • Equipment must be returned the next day.

Open Studio

  • Monday ›› Thursday: 1:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 12 Noon
  • Set strike must start 30 minutes prior to closing time
  • To use open studio time, instructor endorsements for facilities and equipment use are required.

Open Darkroom

  • Thursday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Clean up must start 30 minutes prior to closing time
  • To use open darkroom time, instructor endorsements for facilities and equipment use are required.

Open Lab for B&W Film Processing

  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 12 Noon & 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 12 Noon & 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Clean up must start 30 minutes prior to closing time
  • To use open film processing time, instructor endorsements for facilities and equipment use are required.

Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop Tutoring [free] + Open Lab | GM011

  • Tuesday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Epson printers not available for use
  • Students must be currently enrolled in PHO courses.


VIDEO LAB | TI227 | 734.477.8720

Equipment Room

  • Monday ›› Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
  • Normally Closed on Sat, & Sun
  • To use photo equipment, instructor endorsements are required.
  • Equipment Check-in/Check-out Closes 1-Hour prior to Closing Time | No Exceptions.

Editing Lab

  • Monday ›› Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday 12:00 Noon to 6:00 p.m.
  • Normally Closed on Sunday
  • To use photo equipment, instructor endorsements are required.
  • Equipment Check-in/Check-out Closes 1-Hour prior to Closing Time | No Exceptions.