Digital Media and Film
About Our Program
Our digital media and film program empowers you to think critically and creatively about the highly mediated world around you as you explore present-day society, global power structures, and representations of identity through a variety of lenses.
You’ll gain hands-on experience with new media technologies as you tell impactful stories through podcasting, filmmaking, photography, citizen journalism, graphic design, and more.
As you collaborate with interdisciplinary faculty, you’ll hone your creative voice and develop the skills needed to make an impact in the rapidly evolving media industry.
Learning Experiences to Prepare for Your CareerFind your creative voice as you put your knowledge into action with hands-on learning through campus competitions, volunteer experiences, and internships.
The Weave News
Put your knowledge into the world and share the work you’re doing with a broader audience through written reporting, podcasting, or photojournalism. Weave News is an independent media project of the global studies department that investigates underreported stories across the globe thanks to an active and engaged network of current students, alumni, and citizen journalists. Not interested in reporting? You can also gain experience with social media management, graphic design, or grant writing.
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery
With a permanent collection of 7,000+ art and art artifacts and regularly rotating exhibits, conservation projects, and campus displays, the Brush Art Gallery empowers you to explore art, analyze art artifacts, and evaluate human interactions with designs.
Gain real-world experience as a member of the St. Lawrence University’s Student Marketing Team and get paid to practice your digital media craft.
The Hill News
Put your journalistic skills into action as a member of St. Lawrence’s student-run newspaper.
As you conclude your four years at St. Lawrence, you’ll assemble a collection of your work in the form of a digital portfolio, a tool to give you a competitive edge as you explore your career options.
A peer-reviewed journal, this publication features student creative work, visual art, and scholarly insights in the areas of performance and communication arts, art and art history, film, gender, and fine arts. Explore a topic of interest and advance scholarship within the St. Lawrence community.
Newell Center for Arts Technology Lab
A hub for innovative interdisciplinary efforts, the Newell Center for Arts Technology will expose you to the possibilities that exist when art meets digital technology. You’ll also have the opportunities to check out filmmaking equipment so you can gain hands-on experience ideating, filming, and editing your own productions.
Explore career possibilities through dynamic internships with leading industry organizations, including:
- Cannes International Film Festival
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Sony Pictures Entertainment
- William F. White International, Inc.
- New York Amsterdam News
- Due North Communications
- Regional PBS and NPR broadcasting stations
- Platform Films, UK
- The Little Theatre of Alexandria
- La Cucina Italiana
- Council of Fashion Designers of America
- Pan Macmillan book publishers, UK
- St. Lawrence International Film Festival
- 4th Row Films
- Little Monster Films
You can also gain experience while making a difference through service work with a number of on-campus and local organizations, including:
- Campus Kitchens
- SLU Reading Buddies
- Alpha Phi Omega
Developing a better understanding of people, communities, and cultures found around the world is a critical part of the St. Lawrence experience. Choose from more than 30 semester-long programs offered in over 20 international locations, including Prague. In this off-campus study program, you'll have the opportunity to enroll in courses at the prestigious Prague Film and Television School at the Academy of the Performing Arts (FAMU).
Off-Campus Study in the U.S.
Other U.S-based off-campus study programs include a Liberal Arts in New York City experience, which includes an internship with a Manhattan-based business or nonprofit.
Get Involved & Make Connections
Among the 150+ clubs and organizations at St. Lawrence, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to find your niche and unique ways to enhance your academic and professional interests, including:
- Association for Campus Entertainment
- Asian Students Intercultural Association
- Black Student Union
- Creative Writing Club
- Environmental Action Organization
- Film Club
- North Country Ambassadors
- Outing Club
- The Hill News
- The Laurentian Magazine
- The Thelomathesian Society
- The Underground Journal
- The Weave News
Why St. Lawrence for Digital Media and Film
Our program will prepare you to engage in hands-on educational and professional experiences at every turn so you can discover, explore, and pursue the professional path of your dreams.
average annual print editions of The Hill News, St. Lawrence’s award-winning student-run newspaper
Many of our students work for the University’s Student Marketing Team and get paid to practice their digital media craft while at St. Lawrence.
of students study abroad at least once before they graduate
Forms of Creative Story Telling
Gain hands-on experience as you put your knowledge into action through:
- Graphic Design
- Audio Production
- Set Design
of students complete at least one internship before they graduate
Course Spotlight: Film and Media Action
In our Film and Media Action course, you’ll develop a deep understanding of the integration of social justice and media-making.
Recent graduates were employed or in graduate school within 7-9 months of graduating.
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Program Requirements & Courses
Explore digital media and film requirements, as well as electives and combined study options.
Complementary and Related Programs
Many of our students use digital media and film as a lens to examine other topics of interest, and vice versa. If you are interested in studying digital media and film, you may be interested in pairing it with another major.
Digital Media and Film Faculty
Internationally renowned artists. Social justice activists. Brand and advertising scholars. Global citizens. Our faculty will teach you in the classroom, encourage you to explore new passions, and help forge a path to your future.
Your Digital Media Hub
Consider St. Lawrence’s Owen D. Young Library your digital media hub. You’ll have opportunities to put your creative storytelling into action in our new podcast studio and a digital imaging lab thanks to our Digital Scholarship program.
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