The Media Arts Department strives to instill in students an appreciation for, and critical understanding of, all aspects of the media arts. These steps are made in courses such as photojournalism, photography, moviemaking and animation. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in critical analysis of media, developing skills in creating media, as well as ample opportunities to explore new forms and techniques. Students are encouraged to seek connections with other art forms as important sources of inspiration and critical understanding of their creative work. Additionally, the program introduces students to possible career options available in the field of media arts by providing portfolio development, and opportunities to exhibit work both within the EHS community and in venues at the regional and national level. Members of the Media Arts Department are committed to creating an environment that encourages students to take creative risks, to think independently, to solve problems, and to develop greater awareness of their cultural environment and their power to express themselves within it.