The Cinema and Interactive Media Department offers a complete curricular experience in critical understanding and effective creation of contemporary moving image media and interactive design. Our programs are designed to prepare a new generation of innovators, storytellers and leaders in the field of cinema, transmedia and interaction design with a mission to explore the creative uses of narrative, documentary, technology, design and human behavior to entertain, impact, augment, and influence how people communicate.
Students of the Cinema and Interactive Media departments have the opportunity to participate in supervised internships, and in special hands-on study programs, such as the Summer Film Program in Prague, Summer Film program in Greece, the Canes Docs for Social Change and the annual trip to Los Angeles. Student-run Ufilm Studios allows students to create films outside of class. The juried UM Canes Film Festival showcases student work and the Los Angeles student screening at Paramount Studios exposes student achievements. Dedicated to offering a diverse and discerning program, the Bill Cosford Cinema showcases a variety of independent, international, experimental, and classic cinema. The Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge of the history, aesthetics and social and cultural impact of motion picture media.