Contact Al Larsen, Program Director
Through collaborations with other students, classroom teaching, and hands-on experience, you'll hone your artistic practice and gain a solid understanding of the business of interdisciplinary artistic endeavor.
This deep set of proficiencies in multiple areas will increase your marketability in a variety of dynamic creative industries. You will graduate from this program as a confident, articulate professional with the ability to express your process, your artistic voice, and your personal brand.
Students in the Creative Media program will develop these abilities and competencies:
Identify, compare, and contrast theoretical, critical, and historical approaches to art and aesthetics and apply these to your own work and the work of others.
Acquire proficiency in the technical processes, tools, workflow, and design considerations in multiple media.
Identify experimental approaches from fine art and popular media and apply them to your own creative productions in order to create more effective, meaningful, or original work; experiment with materials, design principles, and work processes.
Draw on an understanding of the properties of a variety of distinct media in order to create works that productively combine, hybridize, or "mash up" media forms.
Create artworks that are expressive of your personal values, feelings, and intellectual interests and articulate (in writing and verbally) these intentions; produce creative works that demonstrate your own aesthetic sensibility ("voice").
Articulate (in writing and verbally) the ways that meaning is generated through combinations of aesthetic and material choices, content, and the context and/or manner in which works of art are presented; use these insights to make considered choices in the creation and presentation of your own work.
Identify and evaluate ways in which artists engage with social discourse at local, national, or global scales; use research techniques and relevant theoretical frameworks to inquire into topics of importance to society and apply this insight to the creation of artworks that respond to contemporary social issues.
Employ strategies for setting goals, managing time, delivering milestones according to schedule, taking and giving feedback, collaboration, and the iterative development of creative works.
Demonstrate skills in interpersonal communication and self-presentation; identify and evaluate exhibition, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities; identify and articulate your own transferable skills; and critically evaluate how professional identities are culturally constructed.