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Create something extraordinary that speaks to people on a deep level.

In this program, you’ll learn to:

  • Imagine and realize a creative vision through design, visual aesthetics, sound, and use of still and moving images.
  • Master techniques related to camera, software, storytelling, troubleshooting, and the creative process.
  • Harness the potential of the web and social media to share your message.
  • Create a professional portfolio that will prepare you for a career in film, television, and new media.

Also available: Online BA in Cinematic Arts and New Media

Create something extraordinary

In our BA in Cinematic Arts and New Media, you’ll learn more than just the technical side of media production. We’ll teach you how to understand your unique creative process and create work that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

Our classes are project-based and focused on building your portfolio. By choosing the projects, classes, and topics you’re passionate about, you can create exactly the degree you need to pursue the career of your choice.


Full immersion in each project

You’ll study one full-time course per month, giving you time to dive deeply into each subject and skill without the stress of balancing multiple classes, assignments, and exams.

Our expert faculty will support your creative growth with individualized attention and constructive criticism, pushing you to new creative heights and teaching you how to innovate.


Supportive creative community

Our classes are a safe creative environment that feels like family. As a student, you’ll be connected to a community of creative people focused on inner growth and creating meaningful work from the deepest level.

Our professors are active in their field and stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends. All classes are focused on highly collaborative projects and allow you to create deep bonds with fellow classmates that last beyond graduation.


Meditate and create

As a student, you’ll learn the Transcendental Meditation technique. This evidence-based technique reduces stress, enhances clear thinking, and heightens creativity.

It will also get you in touch with your deepest self, helping you to bring renewed creativity and fresh inspiration to every one of your projects.


Internships

As a student in our program, you’ll have the opportunity to kick-start your career through freelance projects and internships.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have an impressive portfolio and know exactly what it takes to succeed in a media career.

Career areas

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Cinematic arts & films

students with camera outdoors

Learn the art of storytelling, screenwriting, producing, directing, lighting, cinematography, digital photography, nonlinear editing, short narrative film production, documentary film, motion graphics, and visual effects. See examples of student work

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Digital music & sound design

students recording digital music

Explore digital music production, music for film, post-production and sound design, foley art, ADR, SFX, podcasting, mixing and mastering using software such as Abelton Live and Protools.
See examples of student work

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Digital arts

teaching students image software

Learn how to take professional photographs and create graphics and animations using Adobe Creative Cloud software like Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Lightroom, and Premiere.

Featured faculty

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Amine Kouider

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Amine Kouider is an award-winning filmmaker, Chair of the Department of Cinematic Arts and New Media, and a founding member of David Lynch Foundation Television.

He has worked as the producer, director, director of photography, and editor on projects around the world, including subjects such as high-security prisons, street children in Colombia, homeless men in New York City, refugees in Uganda, teenage prostitutes in Los Angeles, Buddhist nuns in Thailand, and Pandits in India. His works include the feature-length Rue Des Vandales and a surrealist narrative short film, The Land of Nothing.

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Stuart Tanner

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Stuart Tanner is Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts and New Media and an acclaimed producer and director of documentary films for the BBC, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, and others.

Stuart’s past projects include Saving The Disposable Ones (2011), a documentary that takes viewers to the streets of inner-city Columbia; Time Team (2004), an hour-long archaeological program for the Channel Four/Discovery series, which uncovered the mysteries of one of the first man-made monuments built in Britain; and Children of Vengeance (2002), a documentary for the BBC on the Arab-Israeli conflict, which won the Foreign Press Association’s Story of the Year award.

Featured classes

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Cinematography

student with camera on tripod

In this class, you will learn the language of cinematography in its technical and aesthetic forms; explore the fundamentals of camera position and light set-ups; practice camera movements, handheld techniques, and learn about the power of the frame in conveying a story.

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Digital music production

student with music software

Whether you want to write a symphony or a pop single, we’ve got you covered. You’ll learn basic composition techniques as well as the production and sound engineering skills you need to turn your vision into a reality.

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Film equipment mastery

studens with set filmmaking equipment

This course is designed to teach the technical aspects of on set filmmaking. You will acquire the technical knowledge and skills of using on set filmmaking equipment to improve understanding, quality and efficiency on any set, from small video productions to big-budget films.

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Power of social media marketing

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In this course, students will learn to harness the power of media marketing in the Internet age by using social sites – such as YouTube, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn – for their current, future or imagined businesses. Students will learn key marketing and branding concepts, and gain hands-on experience with visual marketing and modern content marketing.

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