The Digital Media Center for the Arts empowers students to communicate in digital media through active engagement and hands-on learning, bridging diverse arts disciplines and fostering exploration and critical inquiry at the intersection of visual art, film, design, music, performance, computer science, and other disciplines.

Digital literacy—the ability to understand and think critically and creatively about digital media—is an essential competency in the 21st century. Since its founding in 1998, the Digital Media Center for the Arts has provided an environment where students learn how to use basic digital tools in video, graphics, and sound in order to comprehend and master this new mode of human communication.  Through the active process of production, students learn to understand the nature of digital media so that in any future endeavor, they are prepared to communicate effectively using the global language of our age. The Center serves Yale’s undergraduate, graduate, professional school students.


The DMCA is open Monday through Friday, 9am-10pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, 12noon-5pm, throughout the academic year. The DMCA is closed on University holidays.  

During Spring Break the DMCA labs will be open during regular hours with limited staff support. The equipment booth will be closed over Spring Break. 

The DMCA’s equipment booth is open Monday through Friday, from 9am-5pm during the academic year. Equipment can be reserved online on our Reservations Site. View equipment rental policy. 

For more information contact DMCA@yale.edu


The center offers a wide array of Interdisciplinary Arts Workshops and skills based workshops during the academic year.


The DMCA is open to all students in Yale College and in Yale’s arts professional schools. Faculty and staff members in Yale’s arts professional schools, programs, departments, and museums may use the DMCA for University projects. To begin, register your DMCA access online.


Faculty Director: Johannes DeYoung

Production Technician: Louisa de Cossy

Post-Graduate Associate: Jake Davidson

Student Computing Assistants Hours: specialist availability can be seen on the CA Hours page.

The DMCA is a program of the Office of the Associate Dean for the Arts in Yale College.