Expanded Media Minor

Expanded Media Minor

    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.

    Please review the required courses.

    • 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.

    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.

    Please review the recommended sequence of courses.

    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.

    yuichiro nishizawa
    Yuichiro Nishizawa
    Coordinator of Interactive Multimedia, Division Chair, Interim Coordinator of Expanded Media, Interim Coordinator of Graphic Design, Professor
    Year Joined: 2006
    • M.F.A.
      School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • B.F.A.
      Rhode Island School of Design
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1555
    Office: Center for Technology and Creativity, Room 102

    yuichiro nishizawa

    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.

    Subject(s): Expanded Media, Graphic Design, Interactive Multimedia & Worldwide Web
    Academic Committee(s): General Education
    Laura Nova
    Laura Nova
    Associate Professor, Coordinator of Expanded Media
    Year Joined: 2005
    • B.F.A., B.A.,
      Cornell University
    • M.F.A.,
      School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1506
    Office: Center for Technology and Creativity, Room 110

    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.

    Subject(s): Expanded Media
    Academic Committee(s): Academic Programs (CAP)
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    Kali Baker-Johnson
    Adjunct Lecturer
    Year Joined: 2021
    • M.F.A., Chapman University, B.F.A., Temple University
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.

    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.


    Subject(s): Expanded Media
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    Chrystofer Davis
    Adjunct Lecturer
    Year Joined: 2022
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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    Subject(s): Expanded Media
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    Michael Lantz
    Adjunct Lecturer
    Year Joined: 2015
    • B.A.,
      University of California
    • M.F.A.,
      Rutgers University
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
    Office: Center for Technology and Creativity

    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”.

    Subject(s): Expanded Media

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