EXPANDED MEDIA

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Overview

When you study expanded media, you’ll bring photos, videos and other media together to create engaging art that can be displayed in venues from the web to the big screen. You’ll have skills in creative writing and computer imaging, and everything in between. You’ll be well-rounded and ready for a great creative career.

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What you’ll study:


Photography, video, screenwriting, animation, web design, interactive installation

What you can do:


Become an animator, a photographer, a film director or a visual effects artist




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Fast Facts

  • Bloomfield College alumni have gone on to win filmmaking awards, such as Alan Broussard '17 in the Pocono Mountain Film Festival.
  • Expanded media explores the relationship between time, space, the body, the viewer and society at large.
  • The college's 360-Degree Virtual Tour was created by an alumnus who owns his own business. He was helped by two Bloomfield College students.
  • The program includes narrative and non-narrative filmmaking; experimental, documentary and interactive video; art installation; public and conceptual art; and web-based art.


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You could be …

A movie/TV director: Median pay $70,950 per year. Directors create motion pictures or TV shows by interpreting a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

A sculptor: Median pay $48,120 per year. Sculptors create three-dimensional objects through a variety of techniques, including carving, shaping clay, whittling or chiseling. They often work for themselves but also can accept projects for individuals, organizations or governments.

An art director: Median pay $89,820 per year. Art directors create the overall design of a project and direct others who develop artwork and layouts.

A photographer: Median pay $34,070 per year. Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.

A visual merchandiser: Median pay $65,000 per year. Visual merchandisers use their design skills to help promote the image of products and services for businesses through mediums like window and in-store displays.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)




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Contact Information

Laura Nova

Laura Nova

Associate Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1506
Office: Center for Technology + Creativity, Room 110
Email
“I enjoy the interdisciplinary approach to learning, teaching and creating art that is CAT. Our campus, in particular, offers what I see as an ideal combination: the close-knit atmosphere of an intimate hub of critical art making, within reach of the broader resources of New York City.”

– Laura Nova, Bloomfield CAT faculty
“An important part of college is the community, and it seems that each Bloomfield class is composed of great community-builders. Collaboration is important in the creative arts and media, and Bloomfield students are generous collaborators.”

– Peter Gordon, Bloomfield CAT faculty
“Technology does not quell creativity; in fact, there’s a great deal of evidence that suggests that technology enhances creativity. Certainly, we are expected to be more creative in our working lives than a generation ago.”

– Greg Satell, writer

Expanded Media