Media Arts and Studies

Media production is fundamentally interdisciplinary. The Media Arts and Studies Path guides you from introductory to advanced work within our curriculum. It helps you plan which programs to take as you progress, gain breadth in programs that incorporate media, and achieve depth in media-focused programs.

Note: You can join or leave a Path of Study at any time and your credits will always count toward your Bachelor’s degree.

About Media Arts

Our film and media curriculum emphasizes linkages between theory and practice. Our curriculum incorporates critical reading, writing and decoding skills, as well as hands-on instruction in a variety of formats and disciplines. The tools of media production are powerful. Those who use these tools, and think critically about works produced with them, empower themselves and their communities. Our hands-on programs emphasize experimental, documentary, and hybrid modes of media practice. Part of your work will be to prioritize critical engagement with media in its various social, cultural, and political contexts.  

  • Learn the practices, histories, and theories of film, video, animation, and audio recording and composition
  • Develop critical awareness through screenings, reading, writing, and discussion, and by applying theoretical and critical concepts in production and critique
  • Deploy multiple media formats, both analog and digital, through use of an excellent variety of media facilities
  • Create works that amplify a point of view, engage with contemporary issues, allow for experimentation, and prepare you to present your work to diverse audiences
  • Cultivate your own voice while developing the collaborative skills necessary for the communities and contexts beyond Evergreen

We want our students to engage with the world, with contemporary issues and ideas. We encourage them to forge links between their work and the community and learn broadly about social and artistic movements. We actively work to provide curricula that links media with other disciplines, and have offered coordinated studies programs integrating media with gender studies, political economy, visual arts, performance, education, environmental studies, and community studies, among others.

Learn more about this field of study.

Foundational programs

In this Path’s foundation program, MediaWorks, you’ll question what it means to make media, participate in public discourse, and critically engage practice to push beyond traditional forms. Working within broad definitions of nonfiction media, you will sharpen essential skills of observation, research, collaboration, reading and writing, design and production, critique and reflection. Explore strategies of challenging dominant forms and stereotypes, and develop fluency in media analysis and criticism.

Foundational Programs for 2019–20
Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Mediaworks
Foundational Programs for 2020–21
Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Mediaworks
Foundational Programs for 2021–22
Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
Mediaworks
Foundational Programs for 2022–23
Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
Mediaworks

Advanced programs

In advanced programs, prepare for intensive study of the theory and practice of contemporary media. You can pursue capstone projects in film, video, sound, and installation in a directed and supportive learning community. You can also participate in internships to prepare for professional work. These opportunities provide advanced students a dynamic, hands-on work and learning experience in which they develop professional and academic skills in a highly collaborative media production environment.

Advanced Programs for 2019–20
Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Media Artists Studio and Media Internships
Advanced Programs for 2020–21
Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Advanced Media Program and Media Internships
Advanced Programs for 2021–22
Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
Advanced Media Program and Media Internships
Advanced Programs for 2022–23
Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
Advanced Media Program and Media Internships