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.
Degree programs in Film Production, Film Studies, and Animation offer students courses in directing, producing, HDV and 16mm film production, post-production techniques, moving image aesthetics and criticism. Graphic Communications and Graphic Design majors focus on the creation and production of visual images, with coursework exploring areas of print production and design, web and multimedia development, 3D graphics, brand identity, typography and visual systems. Students pursuing a degree within the School of Media Arts & Design are taught by highly engaged faculty with diverse professional backgrounds.
The School of Media Arts & Design offers intensive hands-on instruction. Access to the latest industry equipment and software prepares graduates with professional industry knowledge and provides experience to excel in a variety of related career fields.
Film Professor, Filmmaker is MSUM’s 11th CASE Professor of the Year View an interview with Kyja here. The art of filmmaking balances the big picture against the small picture details, said Minnesota State University Moorhead film studies Professor Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson. That harmony is also central to the teaching and learning process, a balance Kristjansson-Nelson manages [...]
MSUM’s Cinethusiasts Film Club hosts a screening of the silent horror classic Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde on Thursday, Oct. 30th in Glasrud Auditorium (Weld Hall) on the MSUM campus. The film will be accompanied by pipe-organ music performed by Dave Knudtson, a member of the Red River Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society. [...]
Freshman Music Industry student Michael Eback Gant was nominated for the Northern Ambassador European Music Tour for the summer of 2015. Gant, a bass vocalist, will tour England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany, a tour that normally costs participants $7,000. Gant’s costs will be completely covered by the program.
Artist, critic and art historian James Elkins presents a lecture titled, “How to Use Your Eyes and How Some Animals Use Them” Monday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in King Hall Auditorium on the MSUM campus. Elkins’ lecture is part of The School of Visual Arts colloquium lecture series. Elkins teaches in the Department of [...]
8:00 AM to 9:30 PM - Nemzek NZ 0107 - HPE Conference Room
8:00 AM to 9:30 PM - Nemzek NZ 0104 Classroom
8:00 AM to 9:30 PM - Nemzek NZ 0113 North Gym
Ivan Clow, Film Studies Major
Sarah Palm, Film Studies Major