MFA in Media, Technology, and Entertainment: Graduate Faculty

As an interdisciplinary degree, the graduate faculty are drawn from two academic programs: the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters; and the Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the College of Engineering & Computer Science. Our program explores the intersections among entertainment arts, technology and computation in order to create new, interdisciplinary models for research and development. As digital media production expands to include distributed computing facilities, industry artists and programmers are increasingly asked to collaborate. Media artists commonly encounter challenges that researchers face in scientific computing. More importantly, computation and interface design inform fundamental aspects of everyday life and are a foundational part of a broad range of industries. As an interdisciplinary collective, our faculty is able to tackle this evolving terrain and equip our students with the skills and awareness to succeed.

Graduate Faculty

Joey Bargsten, Associate Professor
Ph.D, University of Iowa
Interactive and Performative Multimedia
Immersive and Interactive Music and Audio
Critical New Media Studies

Shane Eason, Associate Professor
M.F.A., Concordia University
Experimental & Documentary Film

Borko Furht, Professor
Ph.D., University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Multimedia Systems, Video Coding & Compression,
Video & Image Processing, Internet Engineering

Hari Kalva, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University
Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Video Compression & Communication, Video Transcoding,
Mobile Multimedia, Multimedia Programming

Chris "Topher" Marrafi Assistant Professor
MFA, MSc, University of California Santa Cruz
Pre-Production and Virtual Production
Video Game Design and Development
3D Animation and Motion Capture
XR Experience Design

Francis X. McAfee, Associate Professor
M.F.A., Florida Atlantic University
Computer Animation

Associate Graduate Faculty

Tami Sorgente, Instructor
M.S.C.S., Florida Atlantic University
Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Computer Animation, Data Security, Software Engineering

Ruth von Spalding, Instructor
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Interactive Multimedia, New Media Narrative & Web Technologies