Our cutting-edge Media Arts Program at Highlands University specializes in hybrid learning to give you a solid foundation in several mediums. Our graduates are prepared for exciting professional jobs in graphic design, digital film making, web design, advertising design, exhibit design, digital photography, and other multimedia.
Why pay the high price of private art schools when you can get an exceptional bachelor’s or master’s education in media arts at Highlands with more real-world opportunities? On average, our tuition is one-tenth the price of these private schools.
Mission of the Department of Media Arts and Technology
The general mission of the Department of Media Arts and Technology is to educate students in the technical skills, theoretical underpinnings, and socio-cultural context for the disciplines represented by the academic programs. The department seeks to inspire students to work creatively and collaboratively towards the goal of contributing to our own communities. Collaboration, experimentation, and a willingness to push the boundaries of where art and technology intersect are the hallmarks of the department.
In its collaborative enterprises, the department provides opportunities for students to work closely with faculty and staff in its academic courses. Community organizations and cultural institutions join the department for many projects and activities. The department aims to incorporate elements from Northern New Mexico’s history of arts and innovation and the rich heritage of Hispanic and Native American cultures that are distinctive to the state of New Mexico. Ultimately, the department aims to prepare its students for an active professional life in each discipline through the knowledge, creativity, teaching skills, and dedication of its faculty and staff, showing excellence in teaching, experimentation, scholarship, and professional applications.
Media Arts and Technology Graduate Requirements
Graduate students are assigned to a faculty adviser within their area of study. The faculty adviser will help the student complete a program of study to satisfy the specific course requirements within their area, outlined in the Graduate Catalog. The courses listed must satisfy the course requirements prescribed in the catalog of record. The academic adviser will provide guidance in completing your program of study.