The Video + Digital Cinema track is ideal if you want to gain professional-level skills in the use of digital filmmaking, sound, motion, and sequence-generated content. You will emerge ready to meet standards for work in digital cinema, documentary, installation, or experimental video work. Video + Digital Cinema emphasizes the importance of the image and visual storytelling within time-based work, incorporating a solid foundation in photographic essentials. Your focus will be on creative thinking and problem solving as you work on both individual and group projects.
Real-world experience for real-world careers
What may best set CIA apart from other colleges of art and design is its commitment to engaged practice. CIA’s Engaged Practice provides you opportunities to learn through experience by working on real-world projects with external partners or clients, or in the public sphere—all before graduation.
These opportunities allow you to put your classroom and studio knowledge to work in a professional setting while still being guided by faculty. You’ll learn what it takes to meet clients’ expectations, and you will emerge with confidence that will serve you as you launch your career.
Art and design education is structured to prepare students for the challenges of competition that define a career in the art and design fields. Consistent with that value, CIA students begin their major focus with an application process that is competitive. Students apply to majors in the spring semester of their Foundation year.
While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.