Integrated Media Arts (IMA) is an interdisciplinary program that enables students to graduate as multimedia specialists by effectively tying together multiple departments across campus. Juniata’s liberal arts environment is ideal for studying across academic disciplines. The IMA program encourages students to think about who they are and find their own digital identity.


 

Students interested in studying Integrated Media Arts take core courses within the designated program of emphasis (POE). This designated POE is most similar to a prescribed major. There is flexibility to choose electives, research, experiential learning, and capstone experiences. If you are seeking more flexibility you may choose to individualize and choose from a pathway or create your own to meet your unique needs.

 

INDIVIDUALIZED PATHWAYS


“There are so many different paths like technology, creation, and critical media. Each gives us the freedom to work more in our areas of passion.”

—Lindsay Scholten  ’19
INTEGRATED MEDIA ARTS WITH MARKETING

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IMA Stories


A Distinct Experience

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Outcomes

Juniata’s Integrated Media Arts (IMA) graduates are employed in a variety of creative industry agencies and independent production companies. Some operate their own businesses in fields such as art, photography, and videography. They also attend graduate schools in the digital arts, storytelling, and MBA programs. 

Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Mike Trim '84 and Retired Executive Director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Bruce Davis '65 visit campus. They are just a few Juniata alumni from whom our students have received not only advice, but valuable internships.

    • XIANGHAN WANG ‘19
    • is currently the art intern at Ogilvy in Beijing. She was the digital media intern for CGTN in their Washington, D.C. office. Xianghan completed graphic design courses while abroad at the University of Leeds in England.
    • LINDSAY SCHOLTEN ‘18
    • found employment as a junior production artist at G&S Business Communications in Raleigh, Nc. Lindsay created the IMA Stories campaign to highlight student experiences in Juniata's interdisciplinary program.
    • MATTHEW GAYNOR ‘18
    • is the owner of his own film production company Precision Films Studio in York, Pa. He has also written and directed two feature length and two short films. 
    • ALEX STOUDT ‘18
    • found employment as a creative lead for the eastern region producing commercials for Comcast Spotlight. She is now the creative lead at Mnemonic Agency in Harrisburg, Pa.

Faculty

In the IMA program, 100 percent of faculty have earned Ph.D.s, M.B.A.s, or M.F.A.s, and they serve, first and foremost, as professors. The integrated media arts faculty are an interdisciplinary group, made of professors from the art, accounting, business, economics, information technology, communication, theatre, and English departments.

“I enjoy being part of the IMA program because it is my creative home. The IMA faculty at Juniata give me the freedom to use my imagination to drive my academic career.”

Jack Gage ’19

Student Opportunities

Gaining Experience: Juniata’s IMA program conforms to your interests. Some students have created feature length films, worked in the Digital Media Studio, or focused on design work with clients. Others have had internships locally or nationally 

Technology: Gain access to editing facilities, audio equipment, cameras, and a willing crew of your peers. Our students become proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software, website content management software, and social media platforms.

Flexibility: Students have the ability to choose the designated IMA Program courses or to combine their interests with other departments on campus to make their own individualized POE.

Study Abroad: Popular study abroad sites for integrated media arts include York St. John, England; Cork, Ireland; and the university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Study film, animation, graphic design, and other digital media topics. These sites include internship opportunities.