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.
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. [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Intellectbooks has invited Dr. Anthony Adah of the CADT Department to guest edit an issue of “The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics (MCP).” The theme of the summer 2014 issue is Indigenous Film and Media. Intellect is a UK-based publishing company dedicated to the fields of creative practice and popular culture.
Ivan Clow, Film Studies Major
Sarah Palm, Film Studies Major