Cinema and Media Arts — Studies and Production

What you’ll learn

  • how to create original works in cinematography, editing, film production, field and location production, documentary production, scriptwriting, studio production, audio and many other media
  • technical and professional skills essential to careers in motion picture production for cinema, television and some aspects of games and web
  • to identify and employ emerging technologies throughout the creative process
  • to analyze cinema, television, digital and aural media by applying a variety of theoretical and historical concepts and critical techniques

Black Film Center/Archive


The Black Film Center/Archive is a resource for scholars, students and researchers studying films and related materials by and about African-Americans. Included are films that have substantial participation by African-Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians and consultants, as well as those that depict some aspect of black experience.

Visit the BFC/A’s website

Center for Documentary Research and Practice


The Center for Documentary Research and Practice supports faculty and students who make documentaries; serves as a research hub for historical, theoretical and critical research on nonfiction film and video; and hosts visiting artists and scholars who are working on projects with nonfiction media components. The center provides direct assistance in the form of technological and creative support for projects, and it also serves as a forum for faculty and students to present completed and in-process work.

Visit the CDRP’s website


This concentration will prepare you for careers in motion picture production for cinema and television, for game- and web-based communication and for careers in teaching and writing about media. Through our alumni network, including the “Hollywood Hoosiers,” we’ll introduce you to veterans in all aspects of the business who will connect you to meaningful internships and guide you along your career path.

Kyle Benham

Do you want to be a writer? Write now. Write every day. Want to direct? Find another student that wants to be a writer, and direct their scripts. Want to produce? Find another student that wants to direct, and produce their projects. Don’t wait for someone to give you permission to achieve your goals.

Kyle Benham, BA’09, field producer of “Carpool Karaoke the Series”