Media Arts Pathways
Pathways & Curriculum
For First Year Students
Each year there are opportunities for first year students to combine interdisciplinary studies with some media arts theory or practice. Programs such as Made for Contemplation, Emerging Order, Gender and Media, or Hollywood are examples.
In 2011-12 Ruth Hayes, Amy Cook and Kevin Francis are teaching an all-level program, Animal Morphology, Motion, and Mind that accepts freshman students
Specialized Media Study
Each year two of the faculty offer a year-long foundation program called Mediaworks. In spring quarter interested students complete a written application (available from Academic Advising) that asks for evidence of prior interdisciplinary study, a writing sample, and some experience with media criticism. No previous production training is required for this program. Mediaworks is for sophomores and above. Click here to access the website for the 2007-08 Mediaworks class.
In 2011-12 Julia Zay and Naima Lowe will be teaching the foundation media program.
In Spring 2012 Sally Cloninger will be offering Ready Camera One.
Interdivisional & Inter-arts Programs
Annually students are invited to explore a wide range of interdisciplinary programs that also feature some media practice. These are for sophomores and above. Past programs have included: Local Knowledge, Museums, Fashioning the Body, and Animated Visions: Allegories of Resistance
Advanced Work in Media Studies
Students can apply for spaces in classes that emphasize the completion of individual and collaborative projects. Examples of these kinds of advanced programs include: SOS: Media, Art Media Praxis, and Senior Thesis. Students also can pursue independent work in an individual contract as juniors or seniors.
In 2011-12 we will be offering Media Artist Studio.
In addition we support a wide variety of internships for juniors and seniors (from the Media Services Internship program to placements at local, regional and national media organizations). In the past students have received internships at CNN in Atlanta, POV in NYC, Dreamworks in LA, KCTS in Seattle, and many other production facilties. Students also have interned at media centers, archives, museums, and with community action groups.