The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Media Arts is a trans-disciplinary program intended to prepare the next generation of professionals in the fields of communication and media. Project partners offering in-kind meeting space and support for these sessions are the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, Penland School of Crafts and Toe River Arts Council near Spruce Pine, Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual in Cherokee, Blowing Rock Arts and History Museum, Tryon Arts and Crafts, and John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown.
The Communication and Media Arts BA is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in the multi-dimensional landscape of traditional and emerging media, and who wish to explore communication in all of its facets in conjunction with special interests.
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition-sponsored events, presentations, and networking provide unique forums for the presentation of issues and ideas relating to women’s voices and visions in the performing arts and media, including our two Signature Events, the Collaboration Award and VintAge.
Students will learn how to bridge traditional hand skills with current technology applications to create new media such as animations, digital images, multimedia presentations, digital videos, websites, and interactive or site-based installations and performances.
The modules are completely engaging, and now that I’ve been offered a job at the BBC as a Senior Media Assistant in my final year of study, I’m aware of just how relevant all the components of the course have been, and how desirable they are to prospective employers.