Media Arts and Studies

The Media Arts Path of Study guides you from introductory to advanced work within the field. It helps you plan which programs you might take as you progress, while providing breadth, depth, and consistency throughout your time here at Evergreen.

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

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 practice, history, and theory of film, video, animation, 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 unparalleled media facilities
  • Create works that amplify a point of view, engage with contemporary issues, and prepare you for public screening
  • Cultivate your own voice while developing the collaborative skills necessary for the real world

In this path, you’ll link practice to history and theory by creating meaningful work that includes successful manipulation of tools and materials, and you’ll be able to navigate issues that arise when the theoretical rubber hits the hard, material road.

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