Media Arts Production
Media Arts Production (MAP) focuses on building the next generation of creative professionals for digital cinema and audio & video storytelling. Through coursework, professional internships and experiential learning opportunities, you’ll hone the skills you need for a career in the ever-growing media industry. Explore short and long-form narrative storytelling in:
- digital cinema
- episodic video content development
- documentary filmmaking
- corporate media production
- multicamera and television production
- podcasting production essentials
- post-production audio
- advanced sound design for visual media
Our faculty are connected across the industry to successful alumni and friends of the program, who act as mentors for our school by giving professional guidance and assisting with internships and job placements.
Intensive experience living and working in Hollywood's media and creative industries
South by Southwest
Head to the annual conference in Austin, TX — the center of innovation and networking across industries
Storytelling in Theme Parks
All-access tickets, workshops and speakers, and behind-the-scenes tours at Walt Disney World
Screenwriting in Ireland
6-week summer study abroad program based at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology in Northwest Ireland
Screenwriting in Spain
Research and write documentary scripts that focus on subject matter in and around the city of Seville, Spain.
Students have two days to write, direct, shoot and perfect a 5-minute film.
Facilities and Resources
Post Production Sound StudioEvaluate and mix sound for cinema, television, and animation, and record dialog and foley (sound effects) for use in those areas.
Podcasting StudioLocated in the heart of the Schoonover lobby, our Podcast Studio is available for students to reserve throughout the year.
Bob Lyon StudioThis fully-updated video production facility is opening in fall semester 2021. We hold classes here and students use the space for projects.
Equipment RoomStudents can check out state-of-the-art equipment to use for their coursework.
Where will this degree take you?
Our graduates have found success in the entertainment industry and beyond.
- Our alumni have gone on to work at Disney, Lucasfilm, Paramount Studios, Variety, TMZ, Working Title Films, Animal Planet, Creative Artists Agency, and many more.
- Graduates of our programs have worked for shows and movies including The Force Awakens, You, Glow, Big Brother, American Dad, Rogue One, Scoob, Goliath, and more.
Some of the courses you'll take include:
MDIA2702C: Media Production for the Community
MDIA3303: Sound for Moving Image
MDIA3701: Multicamera Producing and Directing
MDIA3703: Lighting for Digital Cinematography
MDIA4904: Sports Cinematography