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NOC plans DMI Student Showcase, Epic Shorts Film Festival

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The NOC Digital Media Institute is hosting an open house Friday, May 3 at NOC Tonkawa.

NOC plans DMI Student Showcase, Epic Shorts Film Festival

The Northern Oklahoma College Digital Media Institute’s Annual Student Showcase will be held on Friday, May 3, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Wilkin Hall room 108/110.

DMI’s seven graduating students will be showcasing their creative skills in Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and much more.

Visitors are welcome to take a tour, watch demo reels, talk to the students, and enjoy traditional free ice cream floats.

DMI Director Brad Matson said, “The goal of DMI is to furnish students with an expertise skill set required to secure employment within the realm of cutting-edge computer graphics.

Over the span of two years, the program centers on artistic methods utilizing contemporary technology. DMI students cultivate the capacity to translate their concepts and visions into various realms of digital media, encompassing 3D modeling, texturing, animation, motion capture, game environment and asset development, visual effects, motion graphics, graphic design, digital filmmaking, video editing, and audio refinement.”

“This is a great opportunity to expand the awareness to potential employers as well as introducing companies to a talent pool of educated, creative, and driven artists, in addition to exposing talented prospective students to the DMI program and the local educational facilities,” Matson added.

Epic Shorts Student Film Festival

DMI will also be hosting the 16th Annual Epic Shorts Student Film Festival at 4 p.m. in the Wilkin Theatre on May 3.

Eight short student films will be screened that afternoon.

“The film crew handles all the writing, directing, lighting, sound, and the three phases of production.  This will be the best festival with quality of films since I started this festival,” Matson said.

There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Audience Choice.  All donations and proceeds benefit Diabetes Solutions of Oklahoma (DSOK).

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