Cinema & New Media Arts

The Cinema & New Media Arts (CNMA) program provides a challenging creative environment for students to develop their artistic abilities and prepare for future work in mass media production. Taking advantage of developing technology, the curriculum is uniquely focused on new opportunities available to filmmakers, media producers, and storytellers in the twenty-first century. The program offers students ample opportunities for practical, hands-on experience coupled with mentorship from experienced faculty members. All of this is designed to prepare students for a variety of pursuits, including filmmaking, journalism, video games, and emerging opportunities in new media and technology.

Three degrees are available to CNMA students: a streamlined 40 credit hour BA in Mass Media Arts, a comprehensive 57 credit hour BFA in Cinematic Arts, and a 58 credit hour BFA in Interactive Media & Digital Design.

Interactive Media & Digital Design (BFA)

The BFA in Interactive Media & Digital Design connects the foundational CNMA curriculum to a dynamic range of new digital multimedia opportunities within interactive media (websites, video games, application development) and digital design (digital image manipulation, motion graphics, CGI animation). A combination of specialized digital application courses and traditional Studio Art courses provide a rich, skills-based fine arts context, while business and legal courses prepare students for successful work within marketing and freelance media production.

A minor in Cinema & New Media Arts is also available.