Want to be part of the Imagination Creation Station?
Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa, under instructor Brad Matson entering his 21st year at Northern, offers a Digital Media Institute (DMI) program for students interested in computer animation and design.
“The DMI program is designed to examine the latest technologies and techniques used in professional animation and design and bring that experience to our classroom,” said Matson. “We offer a comprehensive program that can help students gain skills in digital design and animation, as well as experience in the real production environment. “
Matson explained the two-year program in more detail and what students can expect to learn.
“The DMI program redefines reality by focusing on specific methods used to transform digital media ideas and concepts into creative digital portfolios and demo reels that show the skills necessary for today’s competitive employment environment. ‘hui,’ he added. “Upon graduation from the Digital Media Institute, students will have the knowledge and skills to communicate their ideas through the art of advanced computer graphics in order to secure entry-level work and employment that could offer greatest challenges in games, motion graphics, visual skills required for today’s competitive employment environment, ”he added.“ After graduating from the Digital Media Institute, students will have the knowledge and skills to communicate their ideas through the art of advanced computer graphics in order to secure entry-level work and employment that may provide greater challenges in games, motion graphics, visuals effects and video / film production.
Job opportunities are plentiful in the animation industry.
“DMI’s educational experience in animation and digital media can lead to jobs in multiple industries,” Matson said. “In the entertainment industry, job openings exist in video game asset creation, broadcast design, visual effects, video and digital film production. Other job opportunities can be found in government, healthcare, military and industry with simulations and animations, advertising, communications and marketing: commercial spots, bumpers, rebranding, social media promotions, station identity and corporate identity. “
Matson is proud of the program and of the students that the NOC has placed in the world of animation.
“DMI is at the forefront of educational experiences. We are the only school in the Greater Midwest that is home to a sixty (60) seat render farm, the industry’s largest arsenal of software, and emerging technologies that are included in the new DMI program course: AI (intelligence artificial), motion capture, projection mapping, testing of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, 3D printing for ABS and PLA filaments and creation of drone videos, ”he said.
“There are several companies that contact me when they have a vacancy, so the opportunity is there,” Matson said. “CVW Media in Norman has several DMI graduates working for them. Kevin Hanley, CEO of CVW Media, loves the creativity and work ethic of DMI students, which is why he hires some of my students. Pluralsight, formerly known as Digital-Tutors, a global leader in online media, currently has many graduates employed at the studio.
Matson graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1988 where he studied filmmaking and video production. 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 stages in Hollywood films (Dumb and Dumber, Christmas Vacation) sales work for Remington Park, RSI, AT&T and numerous clients worldwide. Matson is also the founder and CEO of an international digital media company, ITG-Creative, www.itg-creative.com and Mindset Media, www.mindsetmedia.io, where he hires DMI graduates to create digital content as a than self-employed and employed.
The first applications for DMI can be found at: http://dmi.noc.edu/start-your-application/.
Please contact Matson at [email protected] or 580.628.6458 with any questions about DMI at NOC.