Our Mission

The mission of the Arts of the Moving Image Certificate Program is to foster a critical understanding of the history, theory and technologies of motion picture and new media arts, while giving students the opportunities, tools and resources they would need to develop a career within the media industries, pursue graduate study in the field or become a media artist.

But whether or not their career ambitions lead them into media arts or the entertainment industry, our aspiration for all AMI certificate students is that they will emerge from their course of study as media literate citizens. In an information-centered world, where almost every career will require some degree of media creation and consumption, the capacity for critical analysis of media is an essential skill that our program is designed to develop.