Department of Media Arts

Studies in the media arts prepare students for professional careers as creative thinkers and problem-solvers. The Department of Media Arts emphasizes the importance of media literacy and the development of critical thinking and media-making. Students are provided with ample opportunities for engaged learning, focusing on a multidisciplinary approach to the use of tools and technologies.

Wheatley Center offers studios for photography, lighting, drawing, printmaking, and 3D modeling, as well as a wood shop and metal shop, and a gallery to display student work. The Academic Media Center is fully equipped with high definition video and audio equipment and editing stations. A dedicated faculty and staff of industry professionals provide a first-person approach to learning.

RMU SIHSS Programs degree availability
Academic Program - Undergraduate
Digital Cinema and Television B.A. or B.F.A. B.A. or B.F.A. Available - On Campus
Graphic Design B.A. or B.F.A. B.A. or B.F.A. Available - On Campus
Interaction Design B.A. or B.F.A. B.A. or B.F.A. Available - On Campus
Photography B.A. or B.F.A. B.A. or B.F.A. Available - On Campus

Department Head

Vanhala, Helena
Helena Vanhala, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Media Arts
Specialties: Media history, theory and production; media industries; media and terrorism


vanhala@rmu.edu
412-397-6202