department of art & art history

FIne Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.5821

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Video and Multimedia

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The URI Department of Art and Art History’s studio courses in video and multimedia focus on many aspects of 4D art production and presentation. This includes courses that teach hands-on production skills (video capture, composition, lighting, audio recording), post-production skills (video and audio editing and compositing), and skills needed for students to present their projects in an ever-expanding digital landscape (compression for distribution on discs, drives, and the internet). Courses that focus on video and multimedia installation art, interactive media installations, video in performance, and other unique uses of digital media are also included. Our studio program fosters creative collaborations with other studio programs in the Art and Art History Department including photography, drawing, painting, 3D art, and digital design, as well as other departments in the University such as film media, computer science and more.

Our Goals

  • Provide a strong foundation in video and multimedia production and post-production
  • Provide the tools and skills necessary to document and present students’ work on personal and professional websites, social media, and for digital distribution
  • Focus on unique and expressive “off-screen” uses of video and digital multimedia in installation pieces and performance

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Our Facilities

Students taking our video and multimedia courses will have access to our equipment check-out facility featuring high-quality HD video and audio production equipment, lighting kits, video projectors, speakers, and other multimedia installation materials. A state-of-the-art media lab with final cut and Adobe editing program suites, along with other media production and editing software, are also available to students.

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