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Media Production - Art

Why study media production at Coe College?

Media production students at Coe College have significant advantages.

  • Class sizes are small, allowing for individual attention and learning. Classrooms are highly interactive, promoting opportunities for critical thinking.
  • Coe has the #7 Most Accessible Professors in the nation, according to The Princeton Review.
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum that spans many departments including art, communication studies, creative writing, theatre and music.
  • Students explore a variety of genres including narrative short filmmaking, documentary, music videos, video art and more.
  • Students practice all areas of media production, including: pre-production, production and post production.
  • Cedar Rapids is the media center for Eastern Iowa with numerous news and production opportunities surrounding campus.

Careers for media production students

Nearly 100% of reporting Coe graduates are employed or in grad school within nine months of graduation. Coe graduates have been accepted to highly competitive graduate film programs and held positions in the film industry, including editorial supervisor at Illumination, digital content producer editor for the NFL and animator with DMA Animation. 

Course requirements

  1. ART-150 Time-Based Media
  2. ART-370 Video Art and Production *prerequisite ART 145 or ART 150
  3. COM-151 Introduction to New Media Studies
  4. Two of the following:
    1. COM-157 Introduction to Media Analysis (WE)
    2. COM-161 Visual Rhetoric
    3. COM-341 Digital Storytelling (WE)
    4. CRW-350 Screenwriting (WE)
    5. ART-494 Internship in Art