2020-2021 Catalog

Digital Media and Video Production

The Digital Media and Video Production major takes full advantage of our location in New York City, the media capital of the world. The major creates artists and leaders who will help define the future of media-based storytelling with an emphasis on video and emerging media production. Individualized attention and hands-on training using state of the art equipment, combined with a strong liberal arts foundation, position students to create meaningful, socially engaged media projects. Our award-winning faculty have years of professional experience in broadcast, film, radio, and new media. Guest lectures, field trips, film screenings and in-depth workshops complement the coursework.

Students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the industry by taking internships in television, film, radio, emerging technology and media production companies. Past students excelled in internships at MTV, ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, CBS, Epic Records, Sirius Radio, and individual shows like Rachel Ray and the Tonight Show. By graduation, students leave the program with a strengthened resume and a portfolio of high quality, thought- provoking work.

Each student completes a core of ten courses that offer a balance of creative production and media studies. Students select an additional five classes that contain one theory class and four advanced skills classes. The advanced production electives emphasize high production value, entrepreneurship, and research-based practice. These final projects may use video, sound, screenwriting, interactive media and emerging technology. All majors must complete a yearlong senior capstone project that offers a unique opportunity for students to research, develop and execute a professional-level media project for their portfolio.

Students are encouraged to pursue a minor to complement the major in Digital Media and Video Production to develop expertise in an area that will broaden their options for career advancement and graduate study. The following minors are highly recommended: Business Management, Creative Writing, Fashion Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Graphic Design; International Studies; Journalism; Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Division: Communication and Media Arts
Division Office: Nugent Hall 560
Phone: 212-774-4834
Division Chair: Peter Schaefer, Ph.D.
Division Assistant: Katherine Wood

Faculty from Communication and Media Arts teach courses in the Digital Media and Video Production Major.