155 Ayers Street, Barre VT 05641

Phone: (802)-476-6237

Fax: (802)-476-4045

What We Do

Digital Media Arts is the home of creativity and forward thinking for the Career Center. Using some of the latest technologies and in anticipation of technologies to come, our students have all the tools needed to design and create in both artistic and professional settings. Combining many media types, career paths, and industry trends, the curriculum of Digital Media Arts takes a progressive approach to learning. The first quarter involves extensive practice in photography and photo manipulation. The second quarter switches the approach to focus on graphic design, including use of our full print and vinyl print shop. The third and fourth quarters introduce digital filmmaking, leading students into film editing, digital cinematography, 2D animation, 3D visual effects, and sound design. Web design and music production are also incorporated into the curriculum throughout the year.



Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.

 - Adobe Certified Associate Certification (currently offered in Adobe     Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro)

 - Earn Up to 6 College Credits with a submitted portfolio through an Articulation Agreement with Lyndon State College (other college options available on request).

 - Earn Up to 6 College Credits for 'Photography' and 'Adobe Creative Cloud' courses through Dual Enrollment with the Community College of Vermont.

For more information about Adobe Certification, click HERE to see a useful chart about this certification path.


Vermont Proficiency Alignment

While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students in this program will be trained and assessed on the following high school-level academic proficiencies using the following indicators from Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements.

For more information about Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website here.


      1. Modeling    2. Number & Quantity   5. Geometry


      1. Create   2. Present  3. Respond   4. Connect


      1. Reading   2. Writing   3. Writing   4. Speaking & Listening   5. Speaking & Listening   6. Language


      1. Career Exploration   2. Career Clusters   3. Career Readiness   4. Work Readiness   5. Reading   6. Writing   7. Speaking & Listening   8. Digital Citizenship   9. Creative Communicator


      1. Communication   2. Self-Direction   3. Problem Solving   4. Citizenship   5. Integrative Thinking



Digital Media Arts Students use these industry-recognized texts, although others might be throughout over the year.

 - Pearson “MyGraphicsLab” Adobe eTextbooks for Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro

 - How To Design Cool Stuff- John McWade


Recommended Reading Level

Textbooks and the majority of class texts in this course are written at the following grade level. The first number correlates to the grade level and the decimal refers to the monthly progress throughout the year. For example, an 11.3 would translate to an “11th grade reading level, approximately 3 months into the school year.”

 - 11.4 (MyGraphics Lab)

 - 9.5 (How To Design Cool Stuff)


Recommended Math Skills

Successful students in this program should expect to master these math skills. Previous preparation and training in these areas are critical for academic success in this program.

 - Measuring

 - Fractions, decimals, and percentages

 - Ratios and proportions

 - Conversions between units and file structures

 - Visual spacial cognition

 - Geometry (spatial abilities)

 - Algorithms

 - Basic programming and coding languages


CVCC Safety Exam

Every CVCC Program begins the year with a Safety Exam. Students are required to pass this safety exam before they can participate in program lab settings. For more information about these exams, contact the CVCC School Counseling Coordinator.

 - Digital Citizenship and Copyright Law (CVC Designed Examination featuring content approved by Common Sense Media Incorporated)



Instructor Information

Instructor: Matthew Binginot


Phone: (802).476.6237 ext. 1177

Hardware for Student Use

Each student has a wealth of hardware and facility resources available for their study in this course, including...

  • iMac Desktop Computers
  • RED Scarlet Professional Camera
  • Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini Camera
  • Sony A7RII Mirrorless Camera
  • Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Steadicam Pilot Stabilization System
  • DJI Ronin-MX and Ronin-S Stabilizers
  • DJI Osmo Camera and Stabilizer
  • GoPro Hero Cameras
  • ProFoto B1X Studio Light Kits
  • Kessler Camera Sliders and Cranes
  • DJI Phantom Quadcopter
  • Gerber Edge2FX Thermal Vinyl Printer/Plotter
  • Ulitmaker 2 Desktop 3D Printer
  • Makerbot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer
  • HP Designjet Poster Printer
  • Wacom Bamboo Stylus Drawing Pads
  • Native Instruments Komplete Production Studio
  • Tascam DR40 Sound Recorders
  • Rode Dynamic/Condenser Microphones
  • Korg MIDI Keyboards
  • Green Screen Broadcasting Studio
  • Photography/Film Studio
  • and more!

Software for Student Use

Successful completion of two semesters of Digital Media Arts will promote proficiencies in the software programs we utilize here, such as...

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Animate CC
  • Adobe Muse CC
  • Adobe Audition CC
  • Davinci Resolve
  • Redcine-X Pro
  • Maxon Cinema4D
  • Autodesk Maya 3D
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Pro
  • Anime Studio Pro 10
  • Ultimaker Cura
  • Gerber Composer
  • iLife Suite (including Keynote, Pages, and Numbers)
  • FruityLoops
  • Ableton Live
  • Maschine 2.0
  • and more!


The Central Vermont Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color,

national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status in

admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

Click here to read our official Notice of Discrimination as a full document.

Education that works.

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