Media Arts and Studies

Engage the media critically. Use the study of media theory and practice to understand contemporary artistic, political, and social issues.  Learn to produce powerful media works that express your point of view and create change.

Mediaworks Projection Lab

Note: You can join or leave a Path of Study at any time and your credits will always count toward your Bachelor’s degree.

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. Programs emphasize experimental, documentary, and hybrid modes of media practice. You will study media in its various social, cultural, and political contexts, while developing critical reading, writing, and media analysis skills. This path offers hands-on instruction in a variety of formats and disciplines.

  • Learn practices, histories, and theories of film, video, animation, and audio recording and composition.
  • Develop critical awareness through screenings, reading, writing, and discussion, and applying theoretical and critical concepts in production and critique.
  • Deploy multiple media formats, including analog and digital, through use of excellent media facilities.
  • Create works that amplify a point of view, engage with contemporary issues, allow for experimentation, and prepare you to present work to diverse audiences.
  • Cultivate your own voice while developing the collaborative skills necessary for communities and contexts beyond Evergreen.

Programs integrate media with gender studies, political economy, visual arts, performance, education, environmental studies, and community studies.

You will engage with the world, with contemporary issues and ideas. Make an impact in community media, journalism, or as an independent media creator. Past graduates are freelance producers and social media influencers, and more than a few are Academy Award winners, hit TV show producers, renowned documentarians, and experimental filmmakers. Whichever path you choose to take, the skills gained from this path will take you there.

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    This Path can prepare you for careers in

    • Film and video
    • Animation
    • Video games
    • Marketing and communications
    • Music and audio
    • Digital media
    • Social media
    • Design
    • Journalism
    • Television and radio
    • Documentary
    • Photography

    Graduate school opportunities beyond this Path

    • Film and media studies
    • Filmmaking
    • Animation
    • Marketing and communications
    • Broadcasting
    • Digital media
    • Design
    • Visual art
    Faculty on this Path
    Title Expertise
    Blewett, Lori communication
    Diamant, Hirsh visual arts, Chinese studies, human development
    Fischel, Anne communication, media and community studies
    Hayes, Ruth animation, media studies
    Kamen, Ben music technology and theory
    Lee, Albert
    Meeker, Laurie film and video production, media theory
    Russo, Julie media studies, gender & women's studies, sexuality and queer studies
    Speights, Arlen computer studies
    Towfighnia, Suree documentary film
    Vergara, Zenaida Audio and Music Production
    Zay, Julia media arts, photography, visual studies
    Catalog Offerings for 2021-22
    Title Paths Class Standing Credits
    Advanced Art of Mixing and Producing I
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Advanced Art of Mixing and Producing II
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Advanced Art of Mixing and Producing III
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Advanced Electronics in Music I
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Advanced Electronics in Music II
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Advanced Web Design
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Audio Fundamentals and Mixing Techniques I
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Audio Fundamentals and Mixing Techniques II
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Audio Fundamentals and Mixing Techniques III
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Computer Musicianship
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Diversity and Dissent in Education and the Media
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    14
    Electronics in Music : Projects
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Evergreen Media Internships
    • Junior
    • Senior
    16
    Experimental Animation: An Introduction
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Globalectics: Readings in Contemporary World Literatures and Films
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    8
    Introduction to Electronics in Music I
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Introduction to Electronics in Music II
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Mediaworks: Experimental and Documentary Approaches to the Moving Image
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    16
    Photography: Digital Processes
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Photography: Foundations
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Photography: Studio Practice
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Physical Computing in the Arts
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Physical Computing in the Arts
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Physical Computing in the Arts
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Short-Form Nonfiction: In Search of Democracy
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    8
    Student-Originated Studies: Advanced Media Projects
    • Junior
    • Senior
    12
    Web Design
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4
    Web Design
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    4

    Programs planned 2021-25

    Foundational

    • Mediaworks: Documentary, and Experimental Approaches to the Moving Image

    Advanced

    • Advanced Media Arts and Media Internships

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