School of Communications & Media Technologies Programs

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Jan Yanehiro

Director of Communications & Media Technologies

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Custom Content

Custom Content

Created in-house by industry experts and exclusive to the Academy, the classes are a mix of lecture content, video, written content, recorded audio, interactive slideshows, and hands-on work. We built this from the ground-up and geared specifically towards art and design. We’re constantly innovating our curriculum created by instructional designers and industry professionals, as well as building new courses, reworking old ones, and adding features to our LMS based on student feedback.

Dedicated Support

Dedicated Support

Over 100 Academy of Art employees create and support online programs, dedicating more resources into production than any other. They work 24 hours a day to offer 900+ online courses spanning 35 online majors, using 1,500 instructional videos per semester to teach students from 50+ countries.

Community Support

Community Support

AAUHOO, a student-run Facebook group, has more than 6,000 members and welcomes you to join this thriving online community. Other channels and venues for student socialization and interaction include online social media & blogs; online library, music library, learning tutorials; career advice, support & mentor chats, one-on-one sessions with your director, on-demand demonstration videos, town hall meetings, VIP guest speaker series and archives, director Q&A, VIP guest speakers, live-streamed events & presentations, workshops, support, digital portfolio showcase, and much more.

Diverse and Unique, Cutting-Edge Classes

New Drone Production Class

The drone industry has taken flight, introducing a new form of media production that pushes the boundaries of photography, journalism, and cinematography. Drone production classes give students the opportunity to be part of this exciting shift in communications. You’ll gain hands-on experience with remote-controlled aircraft and create exciting aerial footage with an emphasis on creative storytelling. Students who complete the class will be fully qualified for employment as cinematographers and aero-journalists and prepared for federal certification.

Virtual Reality

Students in introductory virtual classes in the School of Communications & Media Technologies will learn how to use the latest VR video production equipment and post-production software to create immersive 360-degree experiences. Advanced classes provide further training in the latest immersive storytelling techniques. You will shoot with a variety of high quality VR/360 camera rigs, learn how to manually stitch and stabilize video using professional stitching software, and practice advanced editing with Adobe Premiere.

Esports Production

Learn to produce and broadcast competitive gaming events while working with the University’s own esports teams. Work the cameras, switch the video and voice the play-by-play action during live streams as gamers from around the world battle it out for international recognition.

Who's Hiring Our Graduates?

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Spring Show

See the best work of the year from Communications & Media Technologies.

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Featured Class Demo

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Academy Idol Season 4

When you’re a student of Communications & Media Technologies, you’ll get to work on great projects like this!

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Course Catalog

We encourage you to explore the limits of your creativity and create your own path to creative fulfillment. Many of our classes can be taken without any prior experience or knowledge; all that's required is a desire to learn and explore. If you’d like to take a class that has a prerequisite, please contact an admissions representative. Once you’ve demonstrated equivalent knowledge or completion of a similar course a representative will assist you with registration.

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