Earn a bachelor's degree in arts, media and technology and combine traditional studio arts with cutting-edge technical skills.
The arts, media and technology degree prepares you for a career as a creative professional. The program's multidisciplinary curriculum integrates critical, theoretical and historical knowledge of the arts and media with the technical skills required for a career in the visual arts and design fields.
As an arts, media and technology student, you’ll invest time in a traditional arts studio, as well as in coursework in graphic design, video production, block coding, digital imaging, gaming and 3D printing. From the fundamentals of creative communication, to color theory, to image output and display, the degree curriculum will give you the expertise and insight you’ll need to create solutions that persuade and move users and viewers. Through creative arts-focused internships in the area, you can apply what you learn in a professional setting. You'll also take courses in entrepreneurship and communication to help you prepare for a career in the contemporary art and design fields.
The minor in arts, media and technology is designed for students in any major to add to their degree. The program prepares students for a range of professional opportunities or later graduate study in the arts.
Senior Tessa Moody started as an education major at a college in Montana, but by the end of her freshman year she was researching art programs, and found OSU-Cascades. “I wanted a program that combined studio arts with technology,” she said. As an AMT major she built an installation where she stretched multi-colored strings across a stairwell creating spatial planes that warp and twist, created stop-motion animation videos, and practiced printmaking and 3D printing. Tessa has put her graphic design courses to work as a social media intern for a local resort, in the OSU-Cascades marketing department, and in public relations for both student government and student life. “I try and bring an art lens to marketing," she said.
Erik Alvstad gained hands-on experience making special effects videos like this one for the OSU-Cascades Admissions Office. “This project gave me real experience I can show to potential employers," he said. What it took to make the video:
Job opportunities for graduates of this degree program include: