The faculty and students of Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies 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. Students pursuing a degree in Film Studies (FILM) choose an emphasis in either Film Production or Film History and Criticism. Classes are taught by highly engaged faculty with diverse professional backgrounds who instruct students in areas such as film directing, SD and HD video, 16mm film production, and moving image aesthetics and criticism. Graphic Communications (GCOM) majors focus on the creation and production of visual images. Coursework explores areas of print production and design, web and multimedia development, and 3D graphics.In both programs, intensive hands-on instruction with access to the latest industry equipment and software prepares graduates with professional industry knowledge and experience to excel in a variety of related career fields.
December 13, 7 p.m., Weld 106 Selections and award presentations of student film production work. Eligible work from all film production courses are played for adjudicators (usually three judges made up of local professionals, alumni and campus/community members). They choose a selection of work across classes (from freshmen to senior level courses) and award winners. [...]
A film by MSUM Film Production major, Miah Detjen, was recently selected as a finalist in the My Hero International Film Festival. The short film, Daddy, is a partially silent non-ficiton piece about Miah and her deaf father. The documentary offers a glimpse into Miah’s life growing up with a deaf father, and the two [...]
CADT film professor, Anthony Adah, presented a paper, “Indigenous Blogging: Patterns and Functions,” at the Midwest Popular Culture/American Popular Culture Conference (Oct 11-13). The paper examined common themes and rhetorical styles of blogs dealing with representations of Indigenous peoples in films from Canada, New Zealand and the USA.
Two new shorts by Kyja K-Nelson, Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies, screened at Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee, Wis, Oct. 25. K-Nelson’s “The Fiscal Cliff” and “Look Out Point” were part of an exhibition curated by Cecelia Condit.
Ivan Clow, Film Studies Major
Sarah Palm, Film Studies Major