BFA Program Information


We experience stories through a diversity of media platforms that are constantly evolving. In this ecology of media, we simultaneously become viewers, users, players, and participants. This innovative program combines current and future forms of digital experience and content creation with critical, curatorial and applied studies in media culture. Your BFA in Media Arts will offer you a broad, expansive view of media practices including interactive, immersive and mobile media, gaming, augmented and virtual reality, interactive cinema, social media, sound arts and artificial intelligence storytelling. As a creator in the BFA in Media Arts you will use new camera systems, game engines, interactive environments and social platforms to build narrative and experimental content and experiences.

In this program, you could create a virtual reality murder mystery, produce a community-based interactive documentary, design a transmedia project spanning film and gaming platforms, or combine live animation with high end special effects and 3D environments, or anything else that challenges genres and conventional ways of telling stories. Drawing on the powerful legacy of cinema history, criticism and theory, you will actively create in the expanded field of the media cultures and creative industries, in which cinema is an integrated element.

This program is framed around a series of flexible Media Practice courses taken concurrently with media history, theory and criticism, culminating in a capstone project and a field placement in the media industries that will include content creation on site at Cinespace Film Studios. You will graduate with the ability to blend hands on media-making with the critical analysis of contemporary and emerging media, developing your creative practice using wide range of digital tools and software. You will expand your knowledge of how media can shape social issues, produce new insights, and advance political agendas. You will graduate with the creative, technical and critical skills necessary to prepare you for careers in a fast-changing media landscape.