Category Archives: Graphic Design & Digital Media

Champlain Hosts Annual CCM Honors Night

In a celestial-themed tribute, the Division of Communication and Creative Media livestreamed its 2020 Honors Night on April 16.
This was the first time the ceremony was produced for a virtual presentation because of the COVID-19 pandemic that mandated the departure of students from campus. Fifty students, recognized as Shining Stars in the CCM division, were honored as recipients of the Dean’s scholarships for returning students, the Excel Award for outstanding seniors, and other academic honors for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.

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Champlain Students Win Big in NATA Student Production Competition

This year, several Filmmaking and Broadcast Media Production students were recognized in the Student Production competition of the New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATA).

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AUT Students Design Billboards to Thank Essential Workers

Lyn Smith, a Junior Visual Communications major, is studying abroad at Auckland University of Technology this semester. Smith and nine other students from her class designed billboards in collaboration with LUMO, a New Zealand digital billboard company.

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Immersive Retro Gaming Experience at Champlain Gallery

Until February 27, the Champlain College Art Gallery will display A Link to the Past: Decades of Digital Gaming. The immersive exhibit includes gaming consoles (some of which are playable) and other artifacts, spanning several decades and platforms. Continue reading

Ann DeMarle’s Pixel Exhibit at Champlain Gallery

The Champlain College Art Gallery is currently exhibiting Pixel by Ann DeMarle, MFA and Professor Emerita. Pixel is a collection of DeMarle’s oil paintings and virtual paintings from the last 20 years, focusing on her most recent work, a collection of 6-inch square oil paintings. Continue reading

Visual Communication Design 2019 Capstone

Visual Communication Design seniors in the Division of Communication and Creative Media presented their capstone projects to a packed house in the Champlain College Art Gallery on Dec. 9. The semester-long process involved 31 students asking a question and doing research, before presenting their findings in a visual format. Continue reading

Champlain Gallery Showcases Student Work

Earlier this month, the 4th annual Juried Student Art Show took place in the CCM Gallery curated by Dana Heffern, Art Gallery Director. The show featured works in video, audio, 3-D model, photography, sculpture, graphic design, digital and manual painting, drawing, and illustration from students of many different majors. This year, there were 175 entries […]

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AIGA VT Chapter Begins Graphic Design Mentorship Program

For the first time, eight senior graphic design students will be paired with eight local mentors in a mentoring program run by AIGA Vermont. Jonathan Mikulak, who is the AIGA Vermont Education Director, is piloting the program. Mikulak is a graphic design adjunct professor in the Division of Communication and Creative Media and is the […]

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Moving Toward Motion

Motion graphics is a way to visually tell a story; it’s also one of the fastest growing areas in the graphic design industry. The Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM) created a Motion Graphics specialization for the Graphic Design program to give majors a competitive edge during job hunting. “Hopefully, this exposure to motion […]

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