The Digital Media Arts major has attracted a talented (and quickly growing) group of students who want to use the medium of digital film, broadcasting, and animation to tell stories that convey the human experience from a redemptive perspective.
Those who major in DMA at Huntington University study with some of the best Christian digital media artists, filmmakers and scholars in the field.
Four Degree Tracks
Students choose from four focused tracks: animation, broadcasting, film production, and film studies. To aid them in these tracks, Huntington University has state-of-the-art computer labs, spacious film studios, and task specific areas, such as a sound design mixing room, a foley pit, and a stop motion facility - all while giving students a chance to work with the newest gear in film and animation production.
In addition, the Visual Arts Department offers degrees in graphic design, fine art, studio art, and art education.
The DMA department encourages a studio environment for students, under the guidance of professional faculty and mentors. This culminates in work being screened at the end of the year at our “Forester Film Awards” ceremony and the best from classes being available to view online. A wide range of internships are also available at studios and agencies, locally and across the nation. Students may also choose to apply for a semester at the CCCU’s Los Angeles Film Studies Center.
Watch Our Films!
The Digital Media Department has a vast library of student work that you can check out right now! Take a look!
Breathing Life Into Brother Thomas
Check out the origin story of Brother Thomas, a claymation monk with a story to tell.
The Gift of Hope
A BEA award-winning narrative story about an innocent girl who is led by her neighbor toward a new perspective on life.
“Gift of Hope” Behind the Scenes
Go behind the scene with "Gift of Hope," a film made by HU's Digital Media Arts department in conjunction with Youth for Christ.
Huntington University alum Brett Swanson credits her strong academic foundation as being what set her ahead in the animation and film industry. “HU prepared me for these jobs by giving me a sold base in all areas of animation,” she said. “We learn the entire process from storyboarding through composing, having this foundation is incredibly valuable.” She described all her favorite…
Steve Leeper is a filmmaker, storyteller and educator. Originally from the Midwest, Leeper studied animation, painting and drawing at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. In 1997, Leeper joined Big Idea Productions. Between 1998 and 2003, he served as layout supervisor for numerous productions including the feature film "Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie."