Design & Production

Interactive Storytelling and Computer Games

Take a deep dive into storytelling techniques and interactivity in game design. You’ll work in teams to develop interactive stories and games that make innovative use of graphics, animation, sound and text.

Media Organizations

Study the organizational aspects of media, from production and financing to marketing and management. The course emphasizes what makes media organizations singular as compared to other industries and examines the internal mechanics of organizations, as well as the shifting environment in which they exist.

Student work

Kees Luyendijk developed "Soul" as his thesis project. Ethan Helfrich created the music, and Rajin Shankar was the technical artist.

Description of the video:

[Video: Slow, sad music plays]

[Video: Words appear: Soul. The ‘o’ is a blue flame.]

[Video: Words appear: Play Demo]

[Video: The background looks like space, with a dark background and lights. Words appear slowly.]

[Video: Words appear: The moment that I knew you were gone, my heart was split in two.]

[Video: An illustration of a heart breaking.]

[Video: A blue orb on the screen moves around, while constellations appear.]

[Video: Words appear: And I have to give up these little memories just to make it through the day.]

[Video: Words appear: I needed the orchids. I'd regret it if I didn't go. It was already a busy day. A two-hour drive was too much on short notice. There wasn't enough time. I just went with the lillies.]

[Video: Constellations appear.]

[Video: Words appear: You smiled and said... I remember last summer. You were running towards me, your face beaming with pride.]

[Video; The orb moves up the screen, with several smaller white orbs following it up a narrow passage.]

[Video: Words appear: It was emotionally overwhelming.]

[Video: Words appear: The reception was packed. I appreciated everyone being there, but all I could think about was getting a chance to rest.]

[Video: A dot moves to different locations, avoiding other blurbs on the screen]

[Video: Words appear: We're sorry for your loss." "You should cherish her memory." "Stay strong." "Our thoughts and prayers are with you." "What did she know?" "Her dad had just died." "But it was not the same.]

[Video: Words appear: I keep these memories close to my heart]

[Video: The blue orb is surrounded by larger orbs, forming a square shape.]

[Video: Words appear: Give up some of your soul to help?] 

[Video: Music fades.]

[Video: Words appear: Soul. Summer 2018. Follow @ModestDucklings.] 


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 postdoctoral scholars who are working on projects with nonfiction media components.

Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology

The Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology allows students to use cutting-edge technology and equipment to hone their media production skills and produce high-quality professional content.


The design and production concentration will prepare you for a career creating media, whether it’s film, TV or audio, or web, graphic or game design. Potential careers include TV producer, audio engineer, user experience designer, information architect and game artist.

Hannah Ter Vree

Go above and beyond in everything you do. Because this is such a competitive industry, you need to prove that you are willing to put in more time and effort than those around you. It will pay off! 

Hannah Ter Vree, BA'14, production coordinator, AV, at Trailer Park