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.


Regular DMCA hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-12am; Saturdays, 11am-12am; and Sundays, 12noon-5pm, throughout the academic year. During Yale College shopping period, the center is open on a limited basis, Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm. The DMCA is closed on University holidays.  

The DMCA’s equipment booth is open Monday through Friday, from 9am-6pm during the academic year. During Yale College shopping period, the booth is open on a limited intermittent basis, or by appointment: dmca@yale.edu.  Equipment can be reserved online on our Reservations Site. View equipment rental policy. 

The center will open for the 2016-2017 academic year on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

For more information contact DMCA@yale.edu


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


Faculty Director: Johannes DeYoung

Production Technician: Louisa de Cossy

Faculty Critic: Justin Berry

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.