Integrated Media

The integrated media program gives students the chance to become literate in a number of digital media contexts. From social to streaming media, students learn how to communicate with today's latest tools. The cornerstone of the integrated media major is using digital multimedia to tell compelling stories and use technology to engage with the world around them. Students study the principles and tools of interactive design, development and distribution to create projects that have the potential to reach global audiences.

Program Highlights

  • A digital media lab that includes graphic design, illustration, web design, digital audio and video production hardware and software
  • High-definition video cameras and digital SLRs
  • Choose either a major (48 credits) or a minor (22 credits) in integrated media
  • The only B.A. in integrated media in the Northwest
  • Intensive year-long, self-designed senior capstone project
  • Study abroad opportunity in digital media production and studies with York St. John University in York, England


The program emphasizes theoretical and social aspects of the media as well as the creative and technical components. The Department of Media Arts enables students to become creative media makers and critical thinkers. Students are encouraged to create media as self-expression to engage with the world around them, to foster inter-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue, and to reflect on social issues.

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Internships with local media and communications outlets also are a key component of study. Examples include KATU-TV in Portland, Portland independent filmmakers, a National Guard newspaper and Voltage Pictures in Hollywood, producers of the academy award-winning film "The Hurt Locker." This broad-based approach allows graduates to gravitate to a variety of fields from television and newspapers to web design and marketing.