In the Media Arts program at Southern Illinois University you will learn from a faculty that shares your passion for creativity and cares about your goals. Your artistic and intellectual development is emphasized while producing work in photography, film, video, sound and new media.
Students in this terminal degree program spend a first year exploring interdisciplinary approaches to making media as an artistic practice while becoming familiar with the contemporary media art landscape.
First year is for experimentation and risk-taking in storytelling and aesthetic expression, as part of building a critical understanding of art and media in a social context. Classes with faculty in film criticism and history, media theory, social justice, race, and the political economy of media offer a solid academic grounding.
Second year students hone in on a self identified area of focus. In this they are supported with studio spaces and individualized mentorship relationships with MFA faculty in documentary, experimental and narrative film/video, photography, sound art, video art, animation, interactivity, programming, performance and installation. Third year candidates concentrate on developing an ambitious body of unique creative work and a written thesis that situates their contribution to the field.
Beyond studio and classroom, students exhibit and screen their works in a student gallery, the University Museum, and local contemporary art venues. Our program also offers special experiences like such as the chance to run an international film festival (The 40-year old Big Muddy Fest), and develop local programming. An annual graduate symposium and media workshops offer additional opportunities for expanding your professional skills.
- Cinema Production
- Lighting for Photography
- Contemporary Photographic Criticism and Practice
- Experimental Photographic Techniques
- Documentary Photography
- New Media Production
- History of New Media
- 36 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Media Management Media Studies & Mass Media View 123 other Masters in Media Management in United States
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- 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
- 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)
International35213 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 36 months.
National35213 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 36 months.
In-State14085 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 36 months.
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