The Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department (FVNMA) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) endorses and encourages experimentation with radical form and content. We are open to many approaches to and understandings of experimental media art.
Our commitment to deep interdisciplinarity crosses a broad spectrum, including: cinema, digital video, time-based installation, and new media. We are theory practitioners for these art forms in all their contemporary venues: the museum, gallery, Internet, festival, cinematheque, street, microcinema, music club, mobile device, performance site, and public, community-based projects.
The department is dedicated to helping you develop your art practice in a variety of forms and contexts including the use of high definition video, new media art, experimental 3D animation, hand-drawn animation, and filmmaking. We support individual and collaborative forms of making media art in these expanded contexts.