What is it like to be a DMA student at the VC? It’s amazing! I am a 24 year old single female who works full time over night at Wal-Mart while I am going to school. I recently graduated with my Associate’s Degree from UNM-VC in DMA and now I am continuing my education at the VC in the same field. The experience I got from the VC was amazing. I loved it. I had so much fun. The teachers here are amazing. My favorite and the one who made the most difference to me was Miss Alexa Wheeler. She helped me out so much. I told her what was going on in my life and, if I was struggling, she made it to where I didn’t have to worry and do my best. She is so knowledgeable and really shows you how to grasp something. I am a visual learner and she was cool enough to do a face-to-face with me so that I could learn. Plus, she is always there to help out, even if it’s before or after class. I loved her classes. It also was great to have a teacher who is a bigger nerd then you are lol. I love Alexa and I am going to be very sad to have to leave to main campus. But I highly recommend her to all my fellow class mates if they need a class that is fun and challenging with an instructor who knows and understands each and every students needs. Not only is Alexa very knowledgeable about her courses, she also offers the tools necessary to accomplish such tasks. From Wacom tablets to a very large box with lasers (Organic Motion Capture Stage) to help you create a 3D model of a figure to create a game character. Thanks to her, she has inspired me to actually get a tablet and a really cool software for my computer so that I can write and illustrate my comics. She has also helped me with web design, business concepts and so much more!
Another instructor who is way cool is Jon Sims. He is the video instructor and a lot of fun. He is as cool and easy going as Alexa. He is very knowledgeable and shows you the fun side of movies. While I took his class, I gained knowledge about video production, editing and all the fun little bits far and in between. I loved it. I really suggest taking classes with both instructors!
Well what about the rest, right? Registration here is really easy except for getting in to the really cool classes; those are first come first serve, so hurry! Tuition is expensive but way better here then at main campus and the book store carries all the books you need from new to used which are a lot cheaper! So hurry and get registered and get your career, your future, your life started at the UNM-VC in the DMA program!