The Visual Media Center in the School of Art & Art History provides digital images to DU faculty and students for teaching, learning, and research. The Visual Media Center is located in Shwayder Art Building (SAB), in Room 122. Due to COVID-19, the VMC is open from 8 AM to 3:30 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
What we do:
- Create new digital images via request. Anyone in the DU community can request to have still images made from print material, 35mm slides, or other sources. Visit the VMC in room 122 to find out how to request images, or download the order form (located in the menu on the left under "Forms"), and bring it and your source to the VMC. There is usually a two-week turn-around time on requests of 25 images or fewer. On-site staffing is limited due to COVID-19 so requests may take longer than usual to process.
- Support the equipment in the art history classrooms, SAB 118 and SAB 119. VMC staff can provide training and assistance in these rooms during the regular hours of the Visual Media Center (8AM – 3:30PM). The Visual Media Center is not responsible for the classrooms in Nagel Art Studios but we can provide basic trouble-shooting advice. Otherwise contact Classroom Support at 1-3595.
- Get logged in to DU’s digital asset management system (DAMS) at https://coursemedia.du.edu/.
- Learn more about the digital asset management system at DU’s Office of Teaching and Learning (http://otl.du.edu/academic-technology/du-coursemedia/). Visual Media Center staff members can also help you use the DAMS.
- Check out the Visual Media Center News for useful image links and resources: http://dusaahvmc.blogspot.com/.
- Videos (such as the Art 21 series, documentaries, and current movies) are available for teaching and learning at DU’s streaming service, Kanopy (https://du.kanopy.com/).
Other Image Sources:
- DU faculty and students can also access digital images for classroom use through DU’s University Libraries (https://library.du.edu/); resources include ARTstor (a digital image library for education and scholarship) and AP Images (news and history images). DU Art Librarian Peggy Keeran’s Art and Art History Research Guide is a great source for finding library images (http://libguides.du.edu/artandarthistory).
Heather Seneff, Director of the Visual Media Center
Meagan Callahan, Visual Media Center Assistant