What will I learn?

The B.A. or B.F.A. in Media Arts with a concentration in Digital Cinema and Television prepares students to work behind the scenes and in front of the camera, both inside the studio and out on location. Students learn about all production positions and specialize in one area or two. Areas addressed include videography, storyboarding, filmmaking, field production, editing, motion graphics, sound design, and writing for the media.

Graduates go on to careers in advertising, television, photography, film, video and multimedia production, brand identity, music publishing, and broadcast design. Jobs include videographer, scriptwriter, producer, sound designer, and film editor.

4-Year Course Plan (B.A.)

Freshman Year, Fall

ARTM1012 Design Fundamentals
ARTM1840 History of TV and Video
ARTM2410 Intro to Multi-Camera Studio and co-req ARTM0241 Intro to Multi- Camera Studio Lab
Core 1: MATH
Core 2: CSEN 1
Freshman seminar

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

  • Directing for the Camera
  • Motion Graphics
  • Aesthetics of Cinema

Which department am I in?

School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$33,920.00 per year
USD $16,960 per semester; USD $1,090 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

January 2022

Venue

School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences

6001 University Boulevard,

MOON TOWNSHIP,

Pennsylvania,

15108, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Student requires high school transcripts showing all grades and GPA, or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Preference is given to students with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

English Language Scores:

Testing for non-native English speakers: TOEFL - 61 iBT, 500 written; IELTS - 5.0 overall band score; Duolingo English Test (DET) – 85; PTE – 45.

Application Deadline: May 1st for Fall attendance and November 1st for Spring attendance.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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