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.
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 […]
MSUM’s Marketing & Communications team took home two gold Addys and one silver for the re-branded “Moorhead Magazine.” The Addy Awards, put on by the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota, took place Friday, Feb. 28 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. Gold Addy-Publication Design, Editorial Spread or Feature for “Philosophy of Brewing” Derek Lien, […]
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 […]
Positive Reactions Positive Reactions is a student-run public relations firm that is associated with the MSUM PRSSA Chapter. Any member of our PRSSA Chapter can work for the firm (this is where you get the field experience). Now you can receive 1-3 course credits for doing so by registering for MC290 or MC390. Positive Reactions […]
Ivan Clow, Film Studies Major
Sarah Palm, Film Studies Major