Multimedia Studies (Film, Video & New Media) AES
The Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies (Film, Video and New Media) is an extensive curriculum that prepares students for a wide range of endeavors. Courses in critical studies explore film, television, digital and social media in their historical, social, cultural, and political contexts. They impart abilities in analysis, critical thinking, and effective expression that all employers value. That intellectual foundation complements our production courses in which our majors develop the requisite skills for careers in the creative sector. In our production labs, students learn how to work independently and as part of a productive group.
Our multifaceted faculty engage in the study and practice of multiple media platforms, including film, television, video, digital media, and other emerging technologies. Students will be exposed to fiction and documentary formats, narrative and experimental methods, live-action and animation production, interactive media, gaming, and extended reality forms (XR, including virtual-, augmented-, and mixed reality).
This balanced approach ensures that our majors attain a rich understanding of how visual and sound media are constructed, understood, and disseminated. Our goal is to help the undergraduate student grasp an array of media within broad contexts of human expression, and to shape them into sophisticated readers and producers of all media. Courses often consider mainstream, industrial, artistic, and avant-garde traditions, linking history and theory to aesthetic design and technical applications.