Department of Media Arts

Studies in the media arts prepare students for professional careers as creative thinkers and problem-solvers. The Department of Media Arts emphasizes the importance of media literacy and the development of critical thinking and media-making. Students are provided with ample opportunities for engaged learning, focusing on a multidisciplinary approach to the use of tools and technologies.

Wheatley Center offers studios for photography, lighting, drawing, printmaking, and 3D modeling, as well as a wood shop and metal shop, and a gallery to display student work. The Academic Media Center is fully equipped with high definition video and audio equipment and editing stations. A dedicated faculty and staff of industry professionals provide a first-person approach to learning.

RMU SCIS Programs degree availability
Academic Program - Undergraduate
Digital Cinema and Television B.A. or B.F.A. B.A. or B.F.A. On Campus
Graphic Design B.A. or B.F.A. B.A. or B.F.A. On Campus
Interaction Design B.A. or B.F.A. B.A. or B.F.A. On Campus
Photography B.A. or B.F.A. B.A. or B.F.A. On Campus

Department Head

Vanhala, Helena
Helena Vanhala, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Media Arts
Specialties: Media history, theory and production; media industries; media and terrorism