Media Arts Programs

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Programs in Media Arts

Annual Showcase and Dr. Drew Award

  • The Annual Media Arts Department Showcase and Awards Presentation is held each May at the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater in Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ. The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater is an historical movie palace that operates as a non-profit arts and entertainment center and offers classic film programming, theatrical and musical performances, local art exhibitions, and other platforms that enrich the culture of Jersey City. We are proud to partner with the Loew's each year for this exceptional screening event. The Dr. Joseph Drew Award for Excellence in Media Production is presented to one or more seniors nominated by a faculty jury in the Media Arts Department. This prestigious award recognizes a strong academic standing; a body of outstanding creative work in a variety of media; and service and citizenship to the Media Arts Department. Selections from the nominees' work are presented at the Annual Media Arts Showcase, and the award winner is announced at the screening.

Visiting Artist Series

  • The Media Arts Department of New Jersey City University organizes an ongoingVisiting Artist Series where renowned artists, working in a variety of media, screen and discuss their work with media arts students and alumni. All Visiting Artist Series presentations are open to the University community and have included Academy Award-winning directors Todd Haynes ( Far From Heaven, Velvet Goldmine) and Leon Gast ( When We Were Kings); filmmakers Kelly Reichardt ( Old Joy, River of Grass) and Wonsuk Chin ( edreams); experimental film and videomakers Su Friedrich, Mary Ellen Strom, Elizabeth Subrin, Jim Fotopoulos, Ruben Guzman, and Edin Velez; documentary filmmakers Charlie Ahearn ( Wild Style) Tami Gold and Angel Velasco Shaw; award-winning editor Sabine Hoffman ( Brother to Brother, Personal Velocity); animator Emily Hubley; curators Joan Byrd and Margarita De la Vega-Hurtado; and film critic and writer Ed Halter.

Cooperative Education Opportunities

  • The Media Arts Department has a long history of involvement with cooperative education. Our students have interned on a regular basis with major companies and organizations.