Media Arts, Design and Technology
We teach designers to give form to emotions and ideas through medium, composition, and storytelling.
The Department of Media Arts, Design and Technology provides a truly interdisciplinary major for students who are interested in exploratory and innovative experiences that blend traditional and emerging creative practices. The Media Arts, Design and Technology program sets students on the path to design leading-edge artifacts and experiences that engage, entertain, and impact.
Media Arts, Design and Technology (MADTech) students are prepared to enter many fields in the creative industries from professional design firms to entertainment and educational technology companies. As “artist-designers,” students in the MADTech program learn to be creative practitioners and image-makers who bring form to emotions and ideas through the exploration of medium, composition, and most importantly, storytelling.
Students and faculty in Media Arts, Design and Technology challenge the status quo through creative technology acuity, experimentation across creative mediums, and articulation of creative ideas and vision through verbal and visual explanation.
Media Arts, Design and Technology students study to be:
MADTech students bring a compelling visual form to narratives that result in career paths in the creative industries from animation, game design, and interactive exhibits, to soft materials construction, and digital/print media publishing.
Critical and Creative Thinkers
MADTech students are taught to be critical and creative problem-solvers with a willingness to take risks to translate creative ideas into prototypes and products.
MADTech students are constantly uncovering new methods, materials, techniques and technologies to enhance their products and ideas by pushing creative boundaries both technically and conceptually.
MADTech students don’t just propose concepts and prototypes, they take steps beyond idea schematics to prototype and make the products and artifacts that they are designing.
Entrepreneurs and Innovators
MADTech students forge new paths in artifact and experience design that places human engagement, enrichment, and learning at its core.