Critical Media Practices
The Department of Critical Media Practices addresses the changing landscape of electronic media making by developing both analytical and production skills across a wide range of platforms, practices and technologies while placing them within the broader perspective of culture and history.
The department explores cross-platform media production, computational media and creative ethnography, as well as other time-based media arts practices such as locative media and performance art. Our convergent approach to media spans a variety of media tools including digital photography, audio/video editing and single camera video production, open source programming, and digital single lens reflex cameras.
Undergraduate students will explore nonfiction multimedia projects, production for small screens, interactive media, and streaming and innovative approaches to Web media. They will get hands-on experience as they collaborate with fellow students and faculty. At graduation, they will be prepared to follow a career path as an innovative media producer and an engaged, active and critical citizen for the 21st century.
The department offers undergraduate concentrations in documentary media, digital cultures, music and technology, and performance media. Off campus, there are exciting opportunities to network with Boulder’s creative community, including award-winning filmmakers and artists.
The skills students acquire in the Department of Critical Media Practices will allow them to choose from many exciting careers in a changing workplace, including multimedia production, documentary media, entertainment, social media and archiving services.
The Department of Critical Media Practices also offers a master of fine arts in interdisciplinary documentary media practices, which begins in fall 2015. The department will also offer a PhD in emergent technologies and media art practices, to begin in fall 2016. Applications for the PhD will be available beginning in July 2015. Learn more »