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School of Art & Art History

Visual Media Center

The Visual Media Center in the School of Art & Art History provides digital still images to DU faculty and students for teaching, learning, and research. The Visual Media Center is located in Shwayder Art Building (SAB), in Room 121, and is open from 8AM to 3:30PM, Monday through Friday.

Digital images produced or purchased by the VMC are accessible to DU faculty (and to the students enrolled in their classes) through the Office of Teaching and Learning's DU CourseMedia, an application developed by OTL that provides access to various forms of digital media, including images, video, and audio files.  Learn more about DU Course Media at OTL's CourseMedia Help Page. Visual Media Center staff members can also help you with CourseMedia.

Anyone in the DU community can request to have still 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 so they are searchable to all users with access to CourseMedia. Visit the VMC in room 121 to find out how to request images, or download this order form and bring it and your source (books, magazines, photographs, 33mm slides, etc.) to the VMC.  There is usually a two-week turn-around time on requests of 25 images or fewer.  While CourseMedia does allow users to upload personal images, other users cannot search for or use those images; the VMC must process images to make them fully functional in CourseMedia.

DU faculty and students can also access digital images for classroom use through DU’s University Libraries; 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.

The Visual Media Center maintains two classrooms (SAB 118 and 119) in Shwayder Art Building customized for dual projection of DU CourseMedia’s projection system.  The rooms have updated computers (PC), projection screens, and digital projectors; VMC staff provides training and assistance in these rooms during the regular hours of the VMC.

Check out the Visual Media Center News for useful image links and resources! Contact the Visual Media Center by phone at 303-871-3277, or e-mail the director.