Media Arts & Visual Communication Studies
Media arts and visual communication explores the complex world of visual media-making, with most classes devoted to creative studio work. The curriculum is a unique program of academic media studies combined with practical creative work.
Our program emphasizes informed and thoughtful development of digital media skills. This includes new forms of creation, distribution, and social engagement outside traditional structures, such as video blogs and digital storytelling. Our state-of-the-art Macintosh Media Arts Lab is both workspace and playground, providing students with the best tools available for exploring their most compelling visual communication ideas.
Where can it take me?
What mass media scholars sometimes call "the public conversation" has never been a more exciting and diverse cultural space! People who have been traditionally shut out of this conversation are finding new ways for their voices to be heard.
Independent cinema, the Internet and interactive media, support for non-profit organizations, alternative political or social speech, media and performance art, documentary from a personal point of view, and storytelling/oral history are just a few areas where students are encouraged to dive in and explore.
|COMM 101||Presentational Speaking||2|
|Major Required Courses||20|
|COMM 205||Intro to Communication Theory||4|
|COMM 214||Introduction to Mass Media||4|
|COMM 215||Interpersonal Communication||4|
|COMM 216||Organizational Communication||4|
|COMM 417||Seminar in Public Communication||4|
|COMM 224||Time, Motion, and Communication||4|
|COMM 284||Introduction to Digital Imaging||4|
Three courses chosen from:
Communication Major with Media Arts & Visual Communication Concentration BA, 40 hours