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Media Arts Production

Digital Cinema. Documentaries. Video and Audio Storytelling.

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.

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OHIO-in-LA

Intensive experience living and working in Hollywood's media and creative industries

MDIA students pose at SXSW

 South by Southwest

Head to the annual conference in Austin, TX — the center of innovation and networking across industries

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Storytelling in Theme Parks

All-access tickets, workshops and speakers, and behind-the-scenes tours at Walt Disney World

Coast of Ireland

Screenwriting in Ireland

6-week summer study abroad program based at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology in Northwest Ireland

La Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain

Screenwriting in Spain

Research and write documentary scripts that focus on subject matter in and around the city of Seville, Spain.

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48-Hour Shoot-Out

Students have two days to write, direct, shoot and perfect a 5-minute film.

Facilities and Resources

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.

Featured Courses

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

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Contact us:

Director, School of Media Arts & Studies Associate Professor
Schoonover Center 306