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    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.

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  • CADT brings Visiting Artist, Bill Zarchy, to campus

    CADT Visiting Artist, Bill Zarchy, will hold a workshop in Cinematography and Lighting for Film and Video, Tuesday, April 1, 6-9 p.m, King Hall. Zarchy is a professional Director of Photography who has traveled worldwide to shoot material for commercial clients, independent features, and musicians. He is based in San Francisco. This event is free [...]

    Brandau’s latest film screens at Fargo Film Festival

    Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies professor Tom Brandau’s latest film, “Home Delivery,” will have it’s premiere screening Saturday, March 8 as part of the 2014 Fargo Film Festival. Set in Baltimore (1974) the film tells the story of two newspaper delivery boys (one white, one African-American) struggling with the racial divide between their adjacent neighborhoods. [...]

    Kyja K-Nelson’s films screened at Snowdance Film Festival

    Two films by Kyja K-Nelson, Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies, screened recently at the Snowdance Film Festival in Washington. K-Nelson’s films, “Look Out Point” and “Sveit,” opened the festival on February 17. The festival’s theme was “Finding Home.” “Look Out Point” was also screened at the Milk Bar in the Sunshine Biscuit Factory in Oakland, [...]

    Graphic communications alum designs paint scheme for Daytona 500 racecar

    Dan Nisbet, 2007 graphic communications alum, designed the paint scheme for a car that will be driven in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Nisbet designed the paint scheme and logo placement for Car #26, driven by Cole Whitt, pictured below. Since 2005, Nisbet has been working with CM2 Concepts, a firm that does design work [...]

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