Special Opportunities

Grow: Our state-of-the art facilities—including multimedia production and digital media labs, a green screen, stop motion animation studio, a fashion design studio, high-end video editing suite and art studios—provide a rich learning environment for students to hone their creative skills.

Join: The Bowie State student chapter of AIGA, the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, brings together practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. The BSU Artists Guild is a student-based visual arts organization. VCDMA is also a member of the American Advertising Federation and the National Retail Federation . VCDMA and the Studio Arts programs are also affiliated with the National Alliance of Artists from HBCUs (NAAHBCU).

Connect: VCDMA is also proud to partner with A + E Networks for the 1st cohort and program of its kind at an HBCU, The A + E Apprenticeship program. V VCDMA has also partnered with Laika Studios and will launch the 1st stop-motion animation and film studio of its kind at an HBCU in 2022. Through the fashion design area, VCDMA has received support from ICON 360 and Harlem Fashion Row In Fall 2022, VCDMA partnered with Tapestry (Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman) to further enhance the fashion design program and curriculum.

VCDMA has existing MOUs for internship, networking opportunities sand more with PGAHC, MegaMind Media and HBCU CON. VCDMA students and alumni have also successfully completed internships and opportunities in the film animation and entertainment industry through HBCU in LA, NFL Films, Octet Productions, Outlook (OVFX), Creative Junkfood as well as design internships in through Adobe and the Gateway Media Arts Lab.

Showcase: Students have the opportunity gain community exposure by displaying their art in the Bowie State University Gallery of Art, located in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. Students are also able to showcase their work through screenings, undergraduate research and by submitting film and animated productions to various festivals, competitions and more. Fashion design showcases, fashion shows, networking and career building opportunities are just some of the great activities VCDMA has to offer.

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