Department of Art & Design - Extended Media
The Extended Media Area is rooted in an interdisciplinary investigation blending traditional and extended media mediums. The extended media curriculum is grounded in critical analysis, conceptual exploration and an acute understanding of contemporary issues through acquiring different media expertise and as well as technical abilities. Students will be pushed to hone their personal voice while developing the technical and critical expertise to become successful artists in a local and global contemporary discourse.
The MFA in Digital Media, is designed to serve the professional creative community by both advancing learning and skills, and providing credentials for career transitions. This degree would help graduates to further develop professional, technical, and artistic skills to break into an increasingly competitive industry. M.F.A. in Digital Media at ETSU utilizes a hands-on problem-solving approach with a professional focus to prepare students to be professional digital media practitioners.
Graduate - Master of Fine Art in Digital Media
Film and Media Studies
The Film and Media Studies Minor provides an introduction to the discipline through education in the histories, theories, cultures, and aesthetics of film. Students learn the language of film in order to improve their creative and critical skills, whether their goals are production, writing, or working in the distribution and exhibition side of the media industries.
Courses provide students with knowledge of films from different time periods, global locations, and forms ranging from narrative, to experimental, and documentary, as well as other media such as television and games. In addition to the core courses, which build a strong foundation in the discipline, students may take courses based on their areas of interest, including video essay production, genres such as the Western, or topical courses such as Women Filmmakers.
Undergraduate - Film Studies Minor
Radio, TV & Film
The Radio/TV/Film (formerly Broadcasting) unit at East Tennessee State University prepares students for careers in the radio, television and film industry, and provides a foundation for future growth and career development in research, programming, writing, directing, producing, managing and ownership of the nation’s electronic and entertainment media.
With a degree in Media and Communication, you gain real-world experience using the
same software and equipment the pros use. In addition to the cultivation of artistic
and practical skills, the program emphasizes history, law and ethics of electronic
media and a broad knowledge of the social, economic, and cultural problems of the
society it serves. Students receive hands-on experience by working in the department's
student-operated radio and television stations, laboratories and approved internships.
Award winning work done by students in the RTVF Program:
By Nick Crockett, 2023
A four-part limited web series. Upon returning to his hometown in rural Appalachia, a young man is reunited with his estranged father.
By Hannah Mehaffey – 3rd Place Music Video, BEA Festival of Media Arts 2020
By Jordan Clark – Best Short Documentary & Audience Award: TCA Student Short Film Showcase 2019