Media Arts

Media Arts majors engage the blurred boundaries between image, object, language, sound, time, and space in contemporary culture. Through rigorous conceptual inquiry and hands-on studio activity, you investigate the links between ideas, techniques, and technologies. Personal vision, craft, experimentation, collaboration, writing, discussion, and research form your core toolbox. Our award-winning graduates work in creative industries, attend the nation’s most prestigious graduate programs, and establish professional art practices.

No matter the concentration you choose — Animated Arts, Intermedia, Photography, or Video & Sound — your explorations will range across disciplines. And these explorations extend beyond studio and academic coursework to include time with visiting artists and scholars, lectures, field trips, internships, off-site projects, service, and special projects.

Emily Ginsburg, Chair


Animated Arts
Video + Sound


Zack Dixon (‘13) working on a stop motion animation for Boundary Crossings, PNCA’s biennial summer institute that explores digital animation and an expanded notion of the screen.