The Department of Kinetic Imaging offers BFA and MFA degrees to students pursuing video, animation, sound, emerging media and the many hybrids and extensions of those areas. All students in the BFA program get a solid foundation in video, sound, and animation production. The curriculum allows flexibility, enabling students to focus on an area or to create a cross-disciplinary art practice. Student outcomes include: making art and media work that is meaningful, making meaningful analysis and evaluation, attaining high level of electronic and digital media technical skills, and professional preparation.
Students learn how to use video, animation and sound for the purpose of art-making, self-expression and experimentation.
The Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts with a concentration in kinetic imaging expands the field of video art, experimental animation, sound art and emerging media through the production of works of art that explore the artist’s relationship to culture and society.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Kinetic Imaging courses cover video art, animation, sound design, emerging media and the many combinations and extensions of these areas. It is a highly flexible major, offering the opportunity to build a more individualized study that includes other studio and intellectual interests.
The minor in Sound Design is a collaboration between the Department of Kinetic Imaging and the Department of Theatre, and includes relevant elective options from majors across the School of the Arts. Students combine technical and conceptual approaches to sound design for audio-visual works, such as video, film, animation, stage, and more.
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The Department of Kinetic Imaging invites a wide range of visiting artists to come to VCU. These artists conduct lectures, workshops, performances and more.
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