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Visual Communication & Digital Media Arts Major



Faculty research and creative endeavors center on the interdisciplinary aspects of the arts, design, visual communication and technology. With continuing commitment to innovative activities, the faculty have achieved laudable success in both national and international forums of exhibitions, screenings and publications.

The perspective gained from this high level of engagement provides the diverse faculty and professional associate staff with an informed and unique pedagogical vision. The department incorporates this astute awareness of contemporary art/design and media practice, theoretical discourse, and in-depth knowledge of evolving technologies into an educational process, which is designed to enable students to achieve the successful realization of their creative projects and artistic goals.


Danielle Brown, Instructor, VCDMA
Fashion Design, Flat Pattern, CAD for Fashion, Fashion History, Sewing, Draping, Portfolio, Costume Design, Internships, Senior Thesis Exhibition

Jennifer White-JohnsonAssistant Professor, VCDMA
Design, Branding, Photography, Portfolio, Senior Thesis Exhibition, Internships

Tewodross Melchishua Williams, Associate Professor, Program Coordinator and Internship Advisor, VCDMA
2D Animation, Motion Graphics, Filmmaking, Compositing, Video Art, Projection Design, Design, Hip-Hop Studies, Internships, Portfolio, Senior Thesis Exhibition

Adjunct Faculty

Maggy Francois, Fashion Design, Costume Design (Television & Film), Events, Marketing, Casting, Modeling, Internships, Styling

Hasani Claxton, Illustration, Digital Illustration, Foundations, Studio Arts, Painting

Amina Hammond, Web Design, Design, Animation, Motion Graphics, App Design, Interactive, New Media, UX

Harold Jackson, III, Screenwriting, Filmmaking, Production

Risikat Okedeyi, Self Promotions and Marketing in the Arts, Writing, Branding, Events

Myron Smith, Design History, Design, Industrial Design

John Stephan, 3D Animation & Modeling, 3D Printing

Doreen Vernon, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Design, Fashion History, Design

Rodney C. Williams, Design,  Branding, Portfolio, Exhibition Design, Package Design, Internships, Marketing

Ogechi Chieke, Motion Graphics, 2D Animation, Installation, Film/Video Production, Computer Graphics, Digital Media

Kevin Holder, Design, Painting, Computer Graphics, Digital Art

Christine Marsh,  Motion Graphics, 2D Animation, Film/Video Production, AR, VR, XR, Integrated Marketing, Immersive Media

Sherelle Williams, African American Cinema, Film/Video Production, Media Studies, Mass Communications

Bob Bartlett, Screenwriting, Theatrical Production


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