Our students learn versatility and can adapt to a changing media landscape.
We encourage students to diversify their creative portfolio while they pursue their
area of specialization. Whether you want to be a cinematographer, screenwriter, game
designer or animator, we prepare you to be an agile, independent artist able to carve
your own career path. In media arts classes you master television pilot design, screenwriting
for feature-length and short films, manga writing and design, camerawork and lighting
design, sound recording and art design, directing actors, ethical representation of
documentary subjects, motion capture video game work on our green screen, and the
history of global action fight design.
Recent courses in media arts include: TV Writing, Advanced Animation, Comedy, Tarantino,
The Art and Business of Manga and Anime, Hong Kong Action Cinema, Documentary Production,
and Narrative Production.
Internships, careers, alumni
Our seniors intern at national leaders in the media industries and our alumni are
creative professionals, working in industry, government, freelance media production,
and as entrepreneurs. University of South Carolina Media Arts alumni are globally
influential media makers at Netflix, Blizzard, Marvel, IBM, iD Software, Kodansha
USA, Turner Studios, HBO Films, Nickelodeon, and CBS Television. Our alumni are self-starters,
global creatives, film and television industry executives, and local media pioneers.
While many Media Arts students seek careers as filmmakers, screenwriters, or video
game designers, there are also students and faculty in our program working in global
media industry studies, virtual reality, mobile media applications, sequential art,
installation, and emerging media forms. Find out more about our classes in the Undergraduate Bulletin, Graduate Bulletin, or contact us for more information or a tour of our facilities. Tours of the School
of Visual Art and Design are possible on Mondays and Fridays at 1:30 PM.
Area Coordinator of Media Arts and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Simon Tarr, email@example.com
Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator, Rebecca Boyd,firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-777-8179
Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies: Anna Toptchi,email@example.com, 803-777-4184