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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

The Annual Department of Cinema and Photography Exhibit (students, staff and faculty) returns to the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL. Organized thematically around “Small Town,” the Exhbit will run from February 18-April 30, 2017.  Public Reception: February 20th, 6:30 PM.

Visiting Artist, Christopher Harris will screen his work on March 3rd at 6:30 PM, Guyon Auditorium.  Harris' award-winning  films include a long take look at a post-industrial urban landscape; an optically printed and hand-processed film about black outlaws; a pinhole film about the cosmic consequences of the sun’s collapse... More C&P Happenings