The Media Arts major at Antioch College is founded on the notion that media arts are inherently interdisciplinary, social pursuits. Courses in media arts integrate history and theory, a critical engagement with the field, and the skills necessary to make innovative, creative work. Though the media arts major does not track students into specialization, they can study any or all aspects of media arts taught at Antioch College: photography, video, animation, sound and new media.
The skills acquired in Media Arts courses help students—majors and non-majors alike—to find exciting co-op jobs, where they apply their media arts knowledge while working for innovative media professionals. They also apply their technical skills, which then continue to grow as students resume their studies on campus. Recent Media Arts co-ops include work for Skywalker Studios, Ken Burns, The Kitchen, Fraenkel Gallery, Chicago Public Radio, and many more. Additionally, Antioch’s own WYSO—a NPR affiliated radio station renowned for excellent journalism, original programming, and community engagement—gives students myriad opportunities for practical experience through the Miller Fellowship program, the Community Voices course, and beyond.
Whether students choose to major in Media Arts, self-design a media-rich major, or simply take a course or two, Media Arts courses grow their technical and intellectual capacity to think and work with media as they creatively engage the world.