Media and Film Arts

Media and Film Arts

Media and Film Arts students are introduced to a variety of genres, including documentary, animation, narrative and experimental and receive instruction in all aspects of motion picture production. Film history and analysis also play an important role in the coursework.

Essential technical skills and real-world applications of these skills provide Media & Film Arts students with a well-rounded experience: planning and executing projects from start to finish, training on equipment, submissions to film festivals, film school research, grant applications and proposals, internships, peer-teaching, and mentoring.

Media & Film Arts students work independently and collaborate on projects and frequently interact with students in other disciplines.  It is not unusual for Instrumental Music students to provide original scores or for students from Dance, Theatre, and Creative Writing to contribute to student productions in the Media & Film Arts department. 

Ideal candidates for Media & Film Arts have a strong artistic interest in one or more of the following areas: script/playwriting, video production, visual arts with an emphasis on storytelling or comic art, animation, film criticism, photography, performance in video or film productions.

Application and Audition Instructions

WHAT WILL YOU PREPARE AT HOME AND TURN IN WITH YOUR MEDIA & FILM ARTS APPLICATION MATERIALS? 

Media Portfolio

WHAT WILL YOU INCLUDE IN YOUR MEDIA & FILM ARTS PORTFOLIO? 

Create a self-introductory video, no more than two minutes in length using the following guidelines:

  • Your video should visually highlight something about yourself, your personality or any of your interests, besides film/video.
  • You may NOT appear in the video (including any photographs of yourself), however you may use your own voice, so be creative.
  • We’re looking for your visual strengths, a unique voice, and evidence of your creativity as well as your technical abilities.

WHAT WILL YOU DO DURING THE MEDIA & FILM ARTS AUDITION?

  • a writing assignment
  • a group production task
  • discuss your portfolio, prior experience, personal ambition, and program expectations.

Students will be evaluated on the quality of the Media & Film Arts portfolio, audition elements, and enthusiasm for this field. 

Media and Film Artists

The Media directors are responsible for implementing academic and artistic curriculum, teaching classes, daily workshops, and managing artists-in-residence.