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Department of 
Cinema and Photography

We offer an interdisciplinary media arts education that is grounded in and leaps off the art of the still and moving image. 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 technologies, and seek to make meaningful and powerful interventions in the world.

Why Now?

The photographic image and the cinematic imagination is to be found everywhere today across multiple screens, venues, and walks of life—literally everywhere communication occurs today. Our alumni work in independent and mainstream productions across cinema, television, and photography; join a range of industries and professions, including education, arts, community development, advertising, and marketing; and go on to pursue higher education in the arts or related fields. 

C&P Happenings

Expanding Media Symposium, 2016Opening Reception, Friday, April 29th, C&P Gallery will showcase the collaborative work between SIUC, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Tulane, and The College of New Jersey. The weekend will feature 365 degree VR narrative video workshop; a workshop sound mapping Carbondale; and a Carbondale community digital archive workshop. For more information contact

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