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  • School of Media Arts and Design
  • School of Media Arts and Design

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  • School of Media Arts & Design

    The faculty and students of School of Media Arts & Design are linked by a common focus on the creation and analysis of media that powerfully affects their chosen audience. Located within a Liberal Arts curriculum, a rigorous education is offered in the areas of film and video production, digital imaging processes, motion graphics, and the critical analysis of visual mediums. The Film Studies and Graphic Communications majors in the department are designed to give students the technical skills necessary to adapt to an ever-changing technological landscape.

    Degree programs in Film Production, Film Studies, and Animation offer students courses in directing, producing, HDV and 16mm film production, post-production techniques, moving image aesthetics and criticism. Graphic Communications and Graphic Design majors focus on the creation and production of visual images, with coursework exploring areas of print production and design, web and multimedia development, 3D graphics, brand identity, typography and visual systems. Students pursuing a degree within the School of Media Arts & Design are taught by highly engaged faculty with diverse professional backgrounds.

    The School of Media Arts & Design offers intensive hands-on instruction. Access to the latest industry equipment and software prepares graduates with professional industry knowledge and provides experience to excel in a variety of related career fields.

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  • Music Industry student nominated for European music tour

    Freshman Music Industry student Michael Eback Gant was nominated for the Northern Ambassador European Music Tour for the summer of 2015. Gant, a bass vocalist, will tour England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany, a tour that normally costs participants $7,000. Gant’s costs will be completely covered by the program.  

    Art historian James Elkins presents a lecture on using your eyes Oct. 6

    Artist, critic and art historian James Elkins presents a lecture titled, “How to Use Your Eyes and How Some Animals Use Them” Monday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in King Hall Auditorium on the MSUM campus. Elkins’ lecture is part of The School of Visual Arts colloquium lecture series. Elkins teaches in the Department of [...]

    Arnar organized panel and delivered paper at SHARP conference in Belgium

    Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Visual Art, organized a conference panel and delivered a paper for SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) held in Antwerp, Belgium, September 17-21. The title of the panel was “A Modern Secular Cult: Artists’ Books and Explorations of the Self, Nationhood, and Civic Rites.” Arnar delivered [...]

    Alumni from Cinema Arts & Digital Technology sweep the competition at Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project

    Several alumni from Cinema Arts & Digital Technology swept the competition at the Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project earlier this month. Andrew Neill, Eric Carlson, Marcus Mann, Sam Johnson, and Craig Larson created Keeping Up with the Cloneses, which won awards for Best Film, Best Sound Design, Best Writing, Best Actress and Audience Favorite. The [...]

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  • SPED Transitions Workshop 10/20/2014 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    8:30 AM to 2:30 PM - Comstock Memorial Union CMU Ballroom

    SPED Transitions Workshop 10/20/2014 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

    9:30 AM to 2:00 PM - Comstock Memorial Union Comstock Room 101

    SPED Transitions Workshop 10/20/2014 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

    9:30 AM to 2:00 PM - Comstock Memorial Union CMU Room 203

    SPED Transitions Workshop 10/20/2014 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

    9:30 AM to 2:00 PM - Comstock Memorial Union CMU Room 227

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    Sarah Palm, Film Studies Major

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