Film and Video

The Film and Video department is a community of artists exploring installation, documentary, narrative, and experimental genres within the dynamic creative environment of one of the nation's top art colleges. A required internship, numerous real-world experiences led by an award-winning faculty, and a full slate of visiting artists prepare students for success in the field.

Film and Video Alumnus Reflects on MICA, Shooting Oscar-Winning Documentary "Music by Prudence"

Errol Webber Jr. '08 discusses how MICA prepared him to make history as the youngest cinematographer to ever shoot an Oscar-winning film.

Errol

Errol also was a cinematographer for the Sundance-award winning documentary American Promise. The film recently won the U. S. Documentary Special Jury award for Achievement in Filmmaking.

READ the press release, Alumni Receive Film and Entertainment Awards

READ Errol's alumni profile.

About the Film and Video Program

MICA's Film and Video majors flourish by living in a vibrant art-school community where they have the opportunity to explore installation, documentary, narrative, or experimental genres.

Students are required to take Video Art, Documentary, Screenwriting, and Narrative Production. In Video Art students study the history of fine artists working with video. The Documentary course covers the historical evolution of the form while students experiment with different production methods through their projects. The Screenwriting course is offered by the language, literature, and culture department with a focus on short, producible, dramatic screenplays. In the Narrative Production course, several of these screenplays are selected and produced. This course is co-taught by a cinematographer and a writer/director. This sequence of course work provides students with a breadth of experience in the medium. The department's advanced course work explores these areas further.

READ more about the program.