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.
The Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies Department is honoring the best student projects of the semester with two nights of Juried Exhibitions. Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the CMU ballroom, seniors in graphic communications will be displaying their final projects, which can range from 3D modeling to graphic design advertisements. Then Saturday, May [...]
A short film created by five students in MSUM’s Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies Department was accepted into and screened at the International Shorts Program of the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience in Albuquerque, N. M. Guests at the festival included Robert Redford and Giancarlo Esposito, and competing films featured actors Morgan Freeman and Armand [...]
The Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies Department is hosting a special screening of this year’s Senior Seminar final film projects on Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 in the Glasrud Auditorium in Weld, starting at 6:30 p.m. each night. The 10 short films are the capstone projects of this year’s Senior Seminar film class, [...]
Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies student, Conor Holt, premiered his latest film, “A Better Life” at the 2013 Fargo Film Festival. The project, which was produced through a Filmmaker’s Grant from the Minnesota Film & Television Board, concerns a woman’s efforts to deal with her comatose husband by means of a new, radical treatment. A [...]
Ivan Clow, Film Studies Major
Sarah Palm, Film Studies Major