Friday, March 27, 2009

Welcome to the Media Studies Blog

Welcome to the new blog page for the graduate Media Studies Program here at Rhode Island College. This blog offers a welcoming space, outside from the official RIC website, for prospective and current students, alumni, and faculty in the program to share news, post samples of and links to their work, and discuss shared concerns.

The Media Studies Program offers two tracks: Design and Production - or - Critical Studies, and aims to help students set their course in the rapidly evolving field of digital media. Our production students work in web design, video, flash animation, 3D design, gaming, and audio production, as well as studying the cultural histories and contexts of both new and old media. I've taught in this program for eight years now, and I believe it's one of the most exciting and challenging programs of its kind. I hope that having an informal space such as this will enhance the experience of current students, give prospective students an idea of the kinds of things we do, and offer alumni of the program an easy way to stay in touch and share their more recent projects.

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