Where Art & Tech Meet

Earn a bachelor's degree in arts, media and technology and combine traditional studio arts with cutting-edge technical skills.

About the Degree

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.

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Media and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Arts, Media and Technology

Degree Requirements

Minor

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.

Student Spotlight

She Puts Design to Work

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.

Student Spotlight

Out There in His Field

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," said Erik. What it took to make the video:

  • Filming in two locations: Classroom and in front of a green screen at the Bend Rock Gym
  • Masking each frame and assembly using Adobe Premiere and After Effects
  • A leaf blower and loose paper to give a visual cue for the thrust
  • Aputure 300d lighting with softbox for the lighting
  • Climbing harness, rope and friends to hoist the professor
Sample Courses

New Media Visualization
New Media Communications
Design and Sustainability
Intro to Arts Entrepreneurship
New Media Interactive
Intro to Visual Arts
History of Design
Digital Core Studio
Video Art
Intro to Time-Based Art
Directions in Contemporary Art
Graphic Design
Digital Photography
New Media Animation

Career Options

Job opportunities for graduates of this degree program include:

Animator
Art Director
Artist
Cinematographer
Creative Director
Digital Artist
Exhibit Designer
Filmmaker
Graphic Designer
Interior Designer
Illustrator
Marketing Specialist
Typographer
Website Designer

Contact Us

Future students should connect with an admissions advisor for admission and program questions.

1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Bend, OR  97702
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Phone: 541-322-3119