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The Department of Kinetic Imaging prepares students to use video, animation and sound for the purpose of art-making, self-expression and experimentation. The program is designed for students who want to study video art, sound design and experimental two- and three-dimensional animation. Emphasis is placed on artistic uses of the media.

Student learning outcomes

Upon completing this program, students will know and know how to do the following:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to create media art that is conceptually grounded and evidences individual reflection and critical inquiry.

  • Students will be able to make appropriate choices of media and presentation to support the conceptual intent of their work.

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to construct meaning, synthesize ideas, ask pertinent questions and identify resources. Students will be able to successfully bring critical analysis and review to collaborative critique sessions and also to written responses.
  • Students will demonstrate an advanced level of skills in their use of technology and tools for the production of video, animation, sound and emerging media. This includes a wide range of technology in regards to both equipment and software.