Department of Film, Television and Media Arts

The Department of Film, Television and Media Arts offers specialized programs that educate students in contemporary media practice, and demand that they excel as technically accom­plished, aesthetically grounded and expressively mature professionals. These programs are dedicated to skilled storytelling and the creation of documentary and narrative works in visual and audio media as well as other informative and entertaining programming for delivery on film, television, the Internet, mobile devices and all emerging media platforms.

To achieve these goals, students in the Department of Film, Television and Media Arts are immersed in techniques of visual storytelling that demand expertise in single and multi-camera video production and writing and producing for film, television and streaming media. Because we believe that good media practice requires a solid understanding of media history and theory, this curriculum is balanced with courses that explore the role and impact of mass media in society. Formal coursework is not only taught on campus but in recent years has taken place in Tralee, Ireland; Nice, France; and in Cape Town and Kruger National Park, South Africa.