New Professor of Digital Media

by Office of Marketing | Oct 30, 2014
Dominick Garcia
The University of Valley Forge (UVF) welcomes new faculty member Dominick Garcia to the Department of Digital Media. His passion for sharing God’s truth with the medium he describes as “one of the most accessible ways of communicating an idea,” provides a valuable addition to a department that prepares its students for successful, God-honoring careers in the digital media field. 
Garcia has an extensive knowledge of digital media. He holds a B.A. in Visual Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he won a Film of the Year Award, and an M.F.A. in Directing from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., where one of his film projects placed in the top 10 at an annual showcase.
His work experience ranges from running cables to editing and distributing material. He worked as a media coordinator at a church plant where he prepared videos, promotions and used several software programs to run the entire media production.

As a videographer, Garcia has experience from conceptual business plans to capturing footage on the ground. In 2006, he co-founded a videography business called Fanchairfilms. He was a videographer for Convoy Hope during a trip to Kenya in 2007 and for Friends Forever TV during a trip to Jamaica shortly after. He worked with successful freelance artists and videographers in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas, whom he still keeps in contact with to stay current in the marketplace and ministry. As a freelancer, he learned the marketing and distribution aspects of the field. 
Garcia’s theoretical background focuses on the art of digital media. He studied how and why humans create art and what art hopes to accomplish. “We want to be great technicians, but we also want to be people of God motivated by the Great Commission,” he said. Garcia feels that creating art is not just about selling content or gaining recognition. As Christians, art in digital media and film is about communicating the gospel and asking intelligent questions about God and humanity. 
His transition to teaching was a natural one. Garcia wishes to share his expertise with future leaders to help guide their gifts and talents. “I believe education is one of the most important tools we have,” he said. “It is building up, and hopefully inspiring, the next generation.”
Garcia looks forward to working in a department where the professors are aware of transforming communication mediums and educate students accordingly. Personally, he is excited to see students’ ideas and talents come to life and “discuss the potential of the medium they hold in their hands.”