Prospective Students

NEW Media Arts Program in London!


This program supports focused study and internships in contemporary media arts and the creative media fields as part of the London Center program. It is particularly designed to take advantage of London’s position as one of the world’s largest centers of contemporary photography, film/video and emerging media production. As with the Theatre program at the London Center, students apply to the Media Arts program in coordination with their application to the London Center Program.

The Media Arts in London Program is open to Park School Majors and Minors or students in affiliated fields - Art, Art History, Writing, Theatre, Music - with demonstrated interest in creative media fields. In addition to the existing course offerings and activities of the London Center, accepted program participants will pursue newly created internship placements with contemporary artists and institutions in London. They will also enroll in ONE OR TWO or more newly designed London-specific media arts courses that will contribute towards course work in several Park School degrees.

Though seats will be reserved for Media Arts program students in both courses, these classes are open, space permitting, to all London Center students across the college.

Media Arts in London Courses

Selected Topics: Intermedia in London (CNPH-30400), 4 credits, NLA
This collaboration-based production course will be based around short research exercises, regular visits to the studios of practicing contemporary media makers in London, and extended collaborative group projects. The class is specifically designed to provide an opportunity for sustained collaboration between Park School Media Arts students and students from other fields of study. It is also designed to take advantage of the unsurpassed richness of professional creative activity in Europe’s largest cultural center.  Fulfills 300-level production requirement in the BS Photo, Cinema, Documentary Studies and BFA in Film, Photography and Visual Arts degrees.  Open to all London Center students.

Photographic Currents (CNPH-30700), 3 Credits, LA
This course introduces key concepts and debates in contemporary photography, en route to an extended focus on particular genres, ideas and national practices within the contemporary visual arts. An emphasis on European, African, and Asian image-makers will be enhanced by visits to gallery and museum exhibitions and collections in London.  Open to all London Center students.

Internship in Media Arts, 3 credits, NLA
Placements may include commercial and non-profit galleries, individual artists’ and filmmakers’ studios, digital media studios, community arts organizations and arts-based publications and presses.

Additional electives currently offered at the London Center (3-6 credits)