Contact Al Larsen, Program Coordinator
Phone: (802) 865-5467
The U.S. media and entertainment industry represents a third of today's global industry, and is the largest media and entertainment industry in the world. Countries worldwide are seeing growth in their creative industries, and cultural shifts in the marketplace have created the broadest professional spectrum of opportunities for artists than at any point in history. Now, there's a high premium put on those artists who can truly bring something "new" to the table.
According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), "Innovation tends to emerge where the value of creativity is favorably perceived, with a high degree of freedom to set one's own agenda, where creative talents are better organized through business and supported by institutions, and where competition encourages and, most importantly, rewards creativity and entrepreneurship."
In today's society, employers are searching for people who can do it all- for those who know how to write, create sound and use a camera- and the degree of success for professional artists will continue to hinge upon having a skill set that is adaptable and flexible enough to meet the market's relentless demand for innovation.
Champlain's Creative Media Major fills the need for a program that allows art students to creatively explore at the same time they prepare themselves to viably apply their talents and skills to the marketplace. Our interdisciplinary programs allows you to become literate in writing, moving visuals and video, giving you the ability to manipulate many symbolic systems within the creative media industry.
Over the course of your four years, you'll explore different genres and disciplines, and gain the understanding and skills to mix them together. By the time you graduate, you'll have a variety of skillsets that will allow you to advance quickly with your field post-graduation. In fact, job placements for Creative Media graduates are impressive. Over 86% of the Creative Media graduates from the Class of 2016 achieved career success within six months of graduating, 71% are employed, and of those employed, 70% are employed in positions relevant to their career goals.
In addition to the extensive career-focused support offered college-wide, the Creative Media BFA features learning opportunities that help students create highly marketable resumes and portfolios.