The Department of Critical Media Practices addresses the how and why of creative practices in the 21st century.
The program will equip you to find your voice and to develop models suited to your needs in a startup universe of media transformation. You will learn innovative forms of media-making, producing and directing of multimedia productions across many technology platforms and contexts. You will also learn critical perspectives so that you can place media practices within a broad cultural and historical continuum of innovation.
Our bachelor’s degree prepares you for a career as an innovative media producer and an engaged, critical citizen for the 21st century.
In small classes, you’ll explore cross-platform media production, documentary production, computer-generated media and the use of media to study diverse cultures, as well as other forms of media arts practices such as mobile media and performance art. Class topics include nonfiction multimedia projects, production for small screens, interactive media and web media. One of your introductory courses will be taught entirely on a tablet.
Our production workshops and media labs offer hands-on experience with a variety of media tools, including digital photography, hybrid work flows, large-scale video production projects, audio/video editing and open-source programming. Off campus, Boulder’s creative community, which includes many award-winning filmmakers and artists, provides opportunities to intern and network with experts.
This is a terminal, three-year degree for students seeking an immersive experience in documentary media practices. The program’s Documentary Lab provides experience in all phases of production and fosters an environment of investigation and collaboration.
This is a practice-directed program of scholarly research into new media practices, theories and innovations in art and technology. You will both experiment with and research the media and artistic practices you study. It is anticipated that this PhD program will begin in fall 2017 and applications will be accepted beginning in July 2016.
Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices
This certificate is open to any student pursuing a graduate degree in any department at CU-Boulder. The program aims to meaningfully integrate documentary practices within your primary research and creative process. You will develop both analytical and production skills across a wide range of platforms, practices and technologies while simultaneously placing them within the broader perspective of culture and history.
Critical Media Practices ENVD 201 1060 18th Street University of Colorado Boulder UCB 315 Boulder, CO 80309-315
Positions are open until filled.
Assistant Professor Candidates should demonstrate a high level of creative achievement in media art production and proficiency in relevant digital technologies, including a key understanding of digital photographic practices. Additional expertise might include one or more of the following production areas: sound practices, videography and cinematography, cross-platform media production, web and networked media, social media, and immersive media practices. Candidates with interests in sensory ethnography, creative nonfiction, documentary, and/or media art practices are especially desirable. The successful candidate will possess a strong conceptual, technical, and theoretical understanding of media convergence, transmedia and aesthetics. Learn more »
Open Rank Professor Candidates should demonstrate scholarly engagement in emerging media practices from a broad perspective. Expertise might include any of the following: documentary, media art, immersive media, performance media, sound practices and media practices within a global context. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the conceptual, theoretical and cultural understanding of the media arts. We anticipate hiring at the Associate or Full Professor level. Learn more »