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Department of Cinema and Photography

We offer an interdisciplinary media arts education that leaps off of the still and moving image to engage fully with contemprary arts and media practices. We believe in a rigorous education whose goal is to produce critically aware, historically grounded, globally conscious, and skilled media makers who are unafraid of independent thinking and new media technologies, and seek to make meaningful and powerful interventions in the world.

Why Now?

This is an exciting time to explore the still and moving image as a springboard to developing your expressive voice, creative vision, and a way to make a difference in the world we live in. The aesthetic, social, political, and economic importance of the photographic image and the cinematic experience in our lives is undeniable. It traverses billboards, television sets, computer screens, printed pages, and mobile phones; arts practices that cross theater, performance and sound; and industries and profesisons, that include media, arts, community development, advertising, and marketing.

C&P Happenings

Small Town Documentary exhibition opens on November 29th from 4;30-6:30 PM in the  C&P and Journalism hallway in MCMA.  The exhibit comes at the end of Prof. Dan Overturf’s Small Town Documentary class where students work in neighboring town through the semester to create a photographic profile of the town and its people. Follow us on Flickr

Pollination, a show of work across two classes -- Prof. Jennida Chase’ MFA Graduate Seminar: Performance, Installation, and New Media) and Prof. Laurel Fredrickson’s Art and Design D 597C: Graduate Seminar: Performance, Installation, and New Media) on Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 6-9PM at Carbondale Community Arts located at 304 W Walnut St, Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Film Fridays will screen Gary Maddin's The Forbidden Room (2015), Friday December 2, 2016 at 4PM, Comm 1116 (Soundstage). Free and open to the Public.

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