The Digital Media Institute (DMI) at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.
NOC DMI Director Brad Matson said, “Want to be a part of the Creation Station of Imagination? We have a couple of spots waiting for you; POWER to the CREATORS. DMI, the greatest secret in the Midwest, is in Tonkawa, Oklahoma.” Apply now; Initial applications can be found at: http://dmi.noc.edu/start-your-application/.
“The DMI program is designed to examine the latest technologies and techniques used in professional animation and design and bring that experience into our classroom. We offer a comprehensive curriculum that can help students gain digital design and animation skills as well as experience in the real-world production environment,” Matson said.
Matson said, “The DMI program redefines reality by focusing on specific methods used to transform ideas and concepts of digital media into creative digital portfolios and demo reels that show the skills needed for today’s competitive employment environment. After graduation from the Digital Media Institute the students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate their ideas through the art of advanced computer graphics in order to gain entry-level work and employment that could offer greater challenges in gaming, motion graphics, visual effects, and video/film production.
“DMI’s educational experience in animation and digital media can lead to jobs in several industries. In the entertainment industry, job offerings exist in video game asset creation, broadcast design, visual effects, video, and digital film production,” he added. “Other job opportunities are in the fields of government, healthcare, military, and industrial professions with simulations and animations, advertising, communications, and marketing: commercial spots, bumpers, rebranding, social media promotions, station identity and corporate identity. DMI sits at the forefront of educational experiences. We are the only school in the expanded Midwest that houses a sixty (60) seat render farm, the biggest arsenal of industry software, and emerging technologies that are included in the new course of DMI’s curriculum: motion capture, projection mapping, testing Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies, 3d printing for ABS and PLA Filament, and drone video creation.
“There are several companies that contact me when they have a position to fill, so the opportunity is there. In fact, A+ Printing, located in Ponca City, has hired a couple of graduates for design and printing work. CVW Media in Norman has several DMI graduates working for them. Pluralsight, formerly known as Digital-Tutors, world-wide leader in online media currently has numerous graduates employed at the studio. There are a number of other graduates working in the industry and a good deal of students doing freelance work.”
Matson has an extensive amount of experience and has received many honors and awards in his field of expertise. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1988 where he studied film making and video productions. He has worked in the media field for the past 30 years with TV studios, film companies, Assistant Director for the Breckenridge Film Festival, Digital Tutors, worked on scenes from Hollywood films (Dumb and Dumber, Christmas Vacation) commercial work for Remington Park, RSI, AT&T and Cingular, and has worked and taught at Northern for over 19 years.
Some of his honors and accomplishments are: Telly Award Recipient 2003 (Oscars for Education and Broadcast Graphics);
Distinguished Faculty Award 2010; NISOD Excellence Award 2011; Nominated for the Oklahoma Gold Medal for Excellence in Teaching Award 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014; Finalist for Digital Tutors Instructor of the Year 2012; and Nominated for Digital Tutors Instructor of the Year 2013.
For more information about the DMI program, contact Matson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 580.628.6458.
Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.
NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater. Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.
The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.
For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at www.noc.edu.