Media Arts Department
The Media Arts Department offers the Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Production, a Bachelor of Science in Games and Emerging Media, as well as minors in Digital Video Production, Interactive Media, Games and Emerging Media, and Cinema Studies for students outside the major. This liberal arts degree fosters critical thinking and its creative application in the areas of Film & Television and Interactive Media & Game Design.
Building on the College's liberal arts foundation, the B.A. in Media Studies and Production integrates production experience and the history, theory, and analysis of visual culture with internship opportunities in the areas of television, film, interactive media, and game design. Students graduate prepared for fulfilling careers in a wide-range of media industries and to enter graduate programs in production and media studies.
The brand new B.S. in Games and Emerging Media offers a comprehensive foundation in all areas of game design and development, including programming, art, game design, the business of games, game writing and UI/UX. Students are able to concentrate in either Technical Development and Programming or Design, Writing, and Culture. Students also have the opportunity to get involved with the Play Innovation Lab, where students make games and participate in events like game jams, games industry panels, and the Hudson Valley Undergraduate Games Conference. The program is jointly taught by faculty from both the Computing Technology and Media Arts departments.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. Media Studies and Production students often complete multiple internships at a variety of media outlets, TV and film studios, interactive and video game design firms, networks, radio stations, and web page development studios in New York City, the Hudson Valley, across the nation, and abroad. The Marist in Manhattan program offers a semester-long residential internship experience in New York City.
SLEEPLESS IN LAKE PLACID, a 24 hour Student Filmmaking Competition held in June at the Lake Placid Film Forum, gives top students in the program additional production experience outside the classroom.
Our students also showcase their work at the Marist College Silver Fox Awards in May.
Field trips to production centers in the New York Metropolitan media market give students opportunities to learn about the real world of the film and television industries.
AVID LEARNING PARTNER