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Visual Media Center


The Visual Media Center in the School of Art and Art History provides images to DU faculty and students for teaching, learning, and research.  In addition to 130,000 35mm slides, the VMC holds over 50,000 digital images. The Visual Media Center is located in Shwayder Art Building (SAB), in Room 121, and is open from 8AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday.


Digital images produced or purchased by the VMC are accessible to faculty (and to the students enrolled in their classes) through the Center for Teaching and Learning's DU CourseMedia, an application built by CTL that provides access to various forms of digital media, including images, video, and audio files.  Learn more about DU Course Media at CTL's Help Page.


Anyone in the DU community can request to have images added to DU CourseMedia; the VMC can digitize 35mm slides and printed material (books, periodicals, and other print format) and catalog them into CourseMedia. Visit the VMC to find out how to request images, or download this order form and bring it and your source to the VMC.


DU faculty and students can also access digital images for classroom use through Penrose Library's Image Commons (which contains the digital images licensed from commercial image vendors like Scholars Resource) and from ARTstor, a digital image library for education and scholarship that the University of Denver subscribes to.


The Visual Media Center maintains two smart classrooms (SAB 118 and 119) customized for dual projection of DU CourseMedia; additionally, these rooms have equipment for showing video and accessing the internet. 


Contact the Visual Media Center by phone at 303-871-3277, or e-mail the director at


View the VMC's blog, Visual Media Center News!




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