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.

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

Digital Arts and Technology Alliance (DATA) - Center for Visual Technology

A component of DATA, the Center for Visual Technology (CVT) provides professional level facilities, hardware and software for use by students and faculty to learn the latest techniques and develop the skills required for professional digital media.

The Center for Visual Technology (CVT) supports faculty and students in digital technology courses and workshops through an interdisciplinary partnership of career and digital media programs. The abundant resources and cutting-edge technology available in the CVT meet industry-standards of excellence through the skills of faculty and staff who are experts in the current digital equipment and software.

The CVT is located within the Humanities East building on the Meramec campus along with the Design, Visual and Performing Arts

Department providing students fundamental hands-on, visual, and technical skills oriented to the creation of visual and digital materials.

CVT equipment includes:

  • Apple (Mac) computers and high resolution monitors
  •  Eizo high resolution monitors
  • Wacom Cintiq Interactive Pen & Touch Screen Displays
  • Wacom Intuos digital graphics tablets
  • High resolution film and flat art scanners
  • Color laser printers
  • Canon and Epson large format color ink jet printers
  • Digital still and video cameras
  • Apple iPads and laptop
  • Ultimaker 3D printers
  • Carvey CNC 3D carving machine
  • GraphTec 30” vinyl cutter
  • Logan 40” mat cutter
  • Industry standard professional software including:
    • Adobe Creative Cloud which contains:
      • Photoshop
      • Illustrator
      • InDesign
      • Dreamweaver
      • After Effects
      • Lightroom
    • Autodesk including:
      • Maya
      • Fuzion 360
      • Mudbox

Digital media courses taught by the highly regarded Art faculty and the DATA Workshops are held in CVT classrooms. CVT labs provide opportunities for students to continue their classroom work and are open days, evenings and weekends, when the College is open.

The close association with the art 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.

Faculty and Staff

Ame Mead, Dean
amead2@stlcc.edu
314-984-7263

John Schmitt, Interim Manager

jschmitt29@stlcc.edu

314 984-7174

Janet McNamara, Educational Assistant

jmcnamara@stlcc.edu

314-984-7335

Mimi Clarke, Educational Assistant

mclarke8@stlcc.edu
314-984-7295

Charles La Garce, Educational Assistant

clagarce@stlcc.edu

314-984-7169

William Chu, Educational Assistant
wchu@stlcc.edu

314-984-7169

John Chihak, Educational Assistant

jchihak@stlcc.edu
314-984-7169

Chad Sucher, Educational Assistant

csucher@stlcc.edu
314-984-7169

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