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Pacific University (Media Arts Department)

A major in media arts prepares students for careers in a variety of media-related fields including journalism, broadcasting, video, film and web production, public relations; and advertising. The department emphasizes theoretical and social aspects of the media as well as the creative and technical components.

Students in the media arts may major in one of four areas: journalism, film & video production, integrated media, or general media studies. All of these majors can also serve as minors for students wishing to major in another academic discipline. The department also offers a film studies minor. All of our major/minor programs have a strong theory-to-practice design that challenges students to apply their knowledge through the creation of individual and group projects.

All media arts students are encouraged to participate in the student-managed media outlets at Pacific, including the student newspaper, The Index; KPUR, the campus radio station; and Pacific Productions, the student video production group. Many media arts students get professional experience in their chosen field of study by doing internships with local organizations.

The major in Film/Video embraces both the practice of filmmaking and the study of film. Students will learn every aspect of production from sound recording to digital editing. Simultaneous with their production classes, students will take classes in film analysis and film theory. The Film/Video majors can also participate in Pacific Productions, which is a student-run video club open to all students. The Media Arts Department puts on a big end-of-the-year film show where student work is shown and celebrated. It is great fun and well attended by the Pacific community. We offer good access to equipment, small class sizes, and a great student community. A Film/Video Major will be prepared to work in any entry-level production or post-production position in film or television. They will also be well-prepared to do graduate work in film studies or film production.

School name:Pacific UniversityMedia Arts Department
Address:2043 College Way
Zip & city:OR 97116 Oregon
Phone:(503) 352-2218

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