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. 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.
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 [...]
Chance Cole, 2014, Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies, was hired by Pretty Bird, a studio in Los Angeles where he previously interned. He will be a production assistant with the company, which creates music videos and other media.
Please join the students and faculty of Cinema Arts and Digital Technologies for two evenings of short films produced by our graduating seniors. The annual exhibition of Senior Seminar projects will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2 in Weld Hall’s Glasrud Auditorium. The works presented are the capstone projects [...]
Thursday, April 24 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fox Recital Hall Cinema Arts and Digital Technologies is excited to hold its first biennial Spring Forward speakers panel. With a focus on the latest trends and ideas in the media arts, you’ll get the opportunity to hear first hand about professional conferences and topics in the fields of interactive [...]
Ivan Clow, Film Studies Major
Sarah Palm, Film Studies Major