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Digital Arts and Technology Alliance

Digital Arts and Technology Alliance

The Digital Arts and Technology Alliance (DATA) at STLCC-Meramec supports cutting-edge digital technology courses and workshops through an interdisciplinary partnership of career and digital media programs that offer:

This Alliance meets world class/global standards of excellence through the skills of faculty and staff who are expert in the use of the most advanced digital equipment and programs available.

DATA provides the latest industry-standard computer hardware and software to allow students the opportunity to gain skills within the professional fields and requirements of

  • graphic artists
  • publication designers
  • interactive designers
  • animators
  • interior designers
  • architectural technicians
  • web designers
  • and more

The hardware and software that DATA provides include:

  • Graphics workstations that consist of
    • High performance Mac or Windows graphics computers
    • 24 & 27 in. monitors
    • 6x8 in. Wacom Intuos digital graphics tablets
  • High-resolution film and flat art scanners
  • Color laser printers
  • Large format (24-44 in.), color ink jet printers
  • 3-D printer
  • A variety of digital cameras
  • Professional grade video cameras
  • Apple iPads
  • MacBook laptop computers
  • Professional software including
    • Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection
    • Autodesk CAD
    • Rivet
    • Chief Architect
    • Maya
    • Quark
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Various graphics utilities

DATA supports, operates and staffs the Center for Visual Technology, located in the art department at STLCC-Meramec, one of the few community college art departments in the nation that is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

The close association with this department provides hand, visual and technology skills taught in the same building, allowing students a greater realization of the cross-disciplinary benefits that can be incorporated into imaging design.