Why should I major in film and media arts?
The University of Pikeville's program in Film and Media Arts is dedicated to the study of film and digital media as an integral aspect of a liberal arts education. It integrates digital technologies with traditional forms of artistic methods of expression through images. The program is multi-disciplinary in approach, drawing together interests from across the College of Arts and Sciences to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the media arts and the relationship between art, media, technology and business through a curriculum that will include not only Film and Media Arts courses but course work from communication, art, business, English and computer science.
What can I do with a film and media arts degree from the University of Pikeville?
Upon completion of the program, students will be versed in the history, theory and concepts of digital media and its importance to and effect on society. Using film and media arts as a platform, students will be able to identify and acknowledge diverse opinions, cultural experiences, ethical, legal and social issues within the work they examine and create. Students will demonstrate a mastery of the concepts, tools and equipment used in the creation of digital media as well as develop key skills needed to work as an industry professional in theoretical study or in the creation of digital media.
The film & media arts production courses utilize a variety of video cameras. Students will have access to an array of Panasonic Lumix GH3, Sony XDCAM EX, and Sony NXCAM cameras. The program also utilizes a large array of professional production secondary equipment – Manfrotto and Libec tripods, wireless microphone kits, Zoom audio recorders, shotgun microphones, and Lowel and Arriflex lighting packages. Students will also have access to a Sony Anycast HD production switcher, green screen technology and Livestream devices.
Video Editing Lab/Suites
Students in production classes have access to a computer lab filled with 20 iMac computers. On the computers students have access to the full Adobe Creative Cloud; through our FMA 235 course students will learn the basics of Adobe Premiere Pro and in advanced courses students will gain assistance in other programs they may choose to learn such as After Effects, Photoshop, and Audition.
Pike TV was formed to develop professional quality programming, to increase citizen access to government meetings in Pike County, to provide informative television programs of interest and value to residents which are not otherwise available or provided by other sources, to provide programming through which the quality of community life may be improved and viewership of the channel may be increased, and to distribute funds in connection with activities related to the above purposes. In addition to these the channel is also chartered to provide its equipment and facilities to the University of Pikeville in order to provide students the opportunity to receive hands-on production and post-production experience. Many of the film and media arts classes are conducted in the Pike TV studio.
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