MA-NEM learners will study the field and marketplace of emerging media, learning the technology, tools and techniques they need to tell stories with both creativity and integrity. Students will acquire production skills and create a professional portfolio using innovative tools and methodologies, learning to capture and create content for workflow in multiple industries while obtaining professional-level competency to lead teams of producers, engineers, writers and artists across different technologies. Students will gain understanding of how to produce for and interact with both new and established industries embracing these technologies. Students will also master methods for integrating values of equity and social justice into their research and their working practice, while remaining cognizant of the needs of communities impacted by their work, as well as ensuring diverse creators tell stories from their own perspectives. Central to the program will be enhanced insight on research, development and, in key sectors, a heightened grasp of finance and business model challenges for their future in emerging media.
The MA-NEM curriculum arms students with cutting-edge techniques in visual storytelling. While many of us are familiar with documentary and animation storytelling, other techniques may sound new. “Virtual production” is akin to a special effects course for film, and uses green screen and Unreal Engine combined. AR/VR/XR content is spatial in nature—much like video games, but in this case, focused on narrative storytelling. Finally, 360 video is flat video captured using a camera that can film in every direction; you may have seen 360 video on YouTube.
This program is not eligible for federal financial aid in Los Angeles, but generous scholarship assistance is available.
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