Digital Media Certificate
To earn the Certificate in Digital Media, the student must successfully complete any six of the following 35 courses. Students must, however, adhere to course prerequisites or demonstrate comparable experience.
- M.F.A.School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- B.F.A.Rhode Island School of Design
yuichiro nishizawa is an associate professor and the chair of the Division of Creative Arts & Technology.
Professor nishizawa attended Rhode Island School of Design (BFA in Film/Animation/Video) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and MFA in Art and Technology). He has completed a Certificate in Design Leadership for Business at Parson School of Design - The New School, and a Certificate in Effective College Instruction: Promoting Active Learning Online, and a Certificate in Effective Instruction from ACUE (Association of College and University Educators).
Working with the diverse population of students and like-minded peers at Bloomfield College fuels nishizawa. He regards his position as a privilege. He is “committed to the practice of knowledge as trans-disciplinary, teaching/learning as non-hierarchical, experiential and collaborative, and education as critical reflection, liberation, and social action.”
He has enjoyed teaching regularly the following classes:
- Design Thinking & Practice
- Interaction & Interface: Introduction to Physical Computing
- Process && Interaction: An Introduction
- Japanese Culture & Language
- CAT Foundation Studio
nishizawa, born in Tokyo, is interested in the complexity of the technological influences on and beyond everyday experience. He employs a wide array of media and methods in his work and inquiry. His hope is to provide an experience that brings the viewer to questions, furthers their own spirit of inquiry, engages their curiosity, and prompts them to imagine. His innate interest in function and form, conjoined with his investigation, has also led him to pursue furniture design and fabrication.
- B.F.A., B.A.,Cornell University
- M.F.A.,School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Laura Nova, M.F.A.
Laura Nova generates site-specific action-oriented projects which invite participatory energies of neighbors and strangers alike, particularly within the urban landscapes of older adult and migrant communities. Recent commissions have included multi-year social engagement projects such as “Silver Sirens,” an older adult cheerleading squad championing healthcare, gender equity, and anti-ageism; “Moving Stories,” a senior citizen-led, storytelling-walking tour which revealed personal and geographic narratives, while exercising and expanding communal connection; and “The Crescendo Project” which used RFID technology to create an automated praise-singing machine for disabled athletes during a New York Road Runner race. In tandem with Dances For A Variable Population, Nova transformed residents and dancers alike into a moving company for the “LES Citizens Parade.” Nova has shown her work at national and international venues, including the New Museum’s IdeasCity Festival, the River To River Festival, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Real Art Ways, Substation Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa and the National Arts Center in Tokyo, Japan. Laura Nova is the 2019 New York City Cultural Affairs Public Artist in Residence with the Department for the Aging, working on the radio drama “Hear, here!” celebrating the dignity of older New Yorkers.
She received her B.F.A. and B.A. in art and history from Cornell University and M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a Jacob Javits Fellow. She lived and worked in London as a Rotary International Scholar and completed Associate Research at Goldsmiths College. Nova is an Associate Professor in the Creative Art and Technology program and the coordinator of Expanded Media at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Activities done with students:
“In Practice” visit with artists, designers, musicians, game makers, animators and filmmakers in their professional working studios. Network with the professionals who work for various creative industries and arts institutions. Artist workshops with LoVid, Saya Woolfalk, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky and Liselot Van der Heigden. Studio Visits with Kenseth Armstead Jillian McDonald, Sanford Biggers, LoVid, Dannielle Tegeder, Pablo Helguera, Liselot Van der Heigden.
- M.F.A., Chapman University, B.F.A., Temple University
Kali Baker-Johnson is a Brooklyn-based, New Jersey-born filmmaker, college professor, and comic book writer. His feature film debut, Feel Like Ghosts, won the Best Director and Best Screenplay awards at the 2022 American Black Film Festival. He was a Directing Fellow at Chapman University’s graduate film program in Orange, CA and during his time on the West Coast he collaborated with Oscar-winning producer Cathy Schulman as one of Chapman’s O.L. Halsell Scholars, worked in development for Oscar-nominated producing duo Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger, and shadowed Emmy-winning director Millicent Shelton.
His short films have screened internationally in film festivals, as well as in programs for domestic abuse education, in centers for at-risk youth, and in New York's Time Square. As a freelance videographer and editor, Kali has over 15 years of experience creating media across multiple genres and formats and has worked with brands such as NBC, VH1, Foot Locker, EbonyJet, and Avalon Television. He used to be able to dunk and, every once in a while, he still has a good day on the basketball court.
- B.A.,University of California
- M.F.A.,Rutgers University
Michael Lantz specializes in moving image production and media studies. He has been an Adjunct Instructor in the Creative Arts & Technology Department at Bloomfield College since 2015. As Malotek Productions, he has provided creative media services and post-production expertise to a diverse and impressive list of artists such as Shirin Neshat, Candice Breitz, Kimsooja and The Canary Project. Most recently, he has helped create single and multi-channel video works for Shimon Attie - “StarStruck”, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky - “How to Build a Wall and Other Ruins” and Erik Levine - “Float”.