Media X is an undergraduate program in expressive media design, development, distribution, and analysis. Utilizing evolving technologies for the 21st century, Media X is positioned at the crossroads between the creative and the technical, the social and commercial, bringing together affiliated faculty with expertise in art and graphic design, business, communication, computer science, literature, music, theater, film, and digital media. Media X is an ideal program for students who want to pursue careers in modern creative and performance industries that are increasingly dominated by digital technology.
The program builds on the University of the Pacific’s foundation as a liberal arts college, providing students with much more than a narrow technical education in digital media tools. Media X students achieve fluency in a variety of media platforms, including social media, film and video production, transmedia storytelling, live performance, graphic design, marketing, and coding as well as website, app, and game design. Preparing students for a dynamic workplace, the program combines the traditional strengths of the creative process, interdisciplinarity, and critical analysis with an emphasis on the real world applications of traditional, digital, and emerging
media technologies. Working in small classes with dedicated faculty, students also acquire a nuanced awareness of the economic, political, and cultural hierarchies that influence global artistic production and media practices. The program emphasizes internships, practicums, and experiential learning opportunities to help students transition strategically from college to careers.
Employer demand across technology-related industries is at an all time high and there is a burgeoning need for professionals who can create, analyze, understand, and manage diverse kinds of content. Internship opportunities provide students with hands-on experiences that prepare them for success in a competitive workplace.
Our graduates have a deep understanding of how to build and manage platforms as well as how to make, perform, and market content. A major with built-in flexibility, Media X encourages students to choose from a variety of curricular paths, enabling them to develop more nuanced concentrations in digital art and design, animation and visual effects, computer programming, sound engineering, film, television, transmedia storytelling, social media and marketing, digital humanities, and creative entrepreneurship.
Employer demand across technology-related industries is at an all time high and there is a burgeoning need for professionals who can create, analyze, understand, and manage diverse kinds of content. Media X students will enter the workforce well adapted to new technology and trends while also possessing the creative, communicative and problem-solving acumen of a liberal arts education.
Students will have access to internships with industry professionals, a network of supportive alumni, and other career-related services.
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