Cinema and Photography Welcome

Southern Illinois University



College of Mass Communication and Media Arts


Welcome to Cinema and Photography!  Whether you're entering as a freshman or transferring from another school, we are delighted that you chose CP and SIU as the place to establish and nurture your cinema and photographic self!  The faculty, staff, and I look forward to working with you as you find your creative voice and grow your artistic practice; we're here to help you succeed, whether as a media maker or a media scholar!

My door is always open to you, too, and if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or if you just want to chat about your latest project, stop by my office (I'm in Communications 1056B) or email me at

I look forward to meeting you and, more importantly, seeing your work as you grow as a media maker and excel as a student!

Robert Spahr
Associate Professor and Chair