The MSUM College of Arts, Media and Communication courses teach the important skills of critical thinking, communication, and cultural sensitivity. Student knowledge is applied across a variety of contexts to create versatile learners for a world that is constantly changing.
The diverse backgrounds of the MSUM School of Art faculty members, and their diverse approaches to teaching and creative production, combined with high standards in professional practice, create an atmosphere of excitement and challenge in the department. The Roland Dille Center for the Arts provides a unique artistic forum – including a variety of studio spaces and an exhibition gallery – that encourages personal exploration, creative expression and a strong artistic community. Art majors are prepared to perform competently, whether you go on to professional practice, teaching, or post-graduate study.
The goal of each School of Communication & Journalism major is to prepare students for a professional career. Each major includes coursework designed to enhance your verbal and visual storytelling skills, oral communication skills, critical thinking abilities, as well as team and leadership skills to build their technical skills. You will work to effectively share a message using multimedia platforms, along with theory-based coursework that also addresses communications’ ethics, leadership, communications law, research, persuasion, and interpersonal communication.
The Entertainment Industries and Technology degree at MSUM is the only program in a five-state region to offer a degree specific to entertainment and is one of very few programs nationally that offer the flexibility of specialization within the entertainment field.
Through dynamic partnerships with the Paseka School of Business, School of Media Arts & Design, School of Performing Arts, and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, you will take courses in related areas that focus on your unique career preparation. Then, we re-focus those skills within the context of the entertainment industry.
The School of Media Arts and Design offers a variety of courses in visual art and design. 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 and Design are taught by highly engaged faculty with diverse professional backgrounds.
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The School of Performing Arts offers a rich variety of studies in performing arts. Whether you're interesting in honing your talents for on the stage, behind the scenes or in the classroom, the MSUM School of Performing Arts offers a multitude of majors, minors, emphases and certificates to help you pursue your dreams.
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