HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) Huntington University students interested in digital media can now get their bachelor’s degree in a state that’s a lot warmer and dryer than Indiana.
Huntington University announced Friday it was opening an additional location in Peoria, Arizona.
The Peoria location will focus on bachelor’s degree programs in digital media arts. The program will initially offer majors in film production, broadcast-fusion media and graphic design. It will all be housed in the same three-story building.
The university said the facility will feature film and TV studios, two high-end computer classroom/labs, private edit suites, state-of-the-art TV control room, Foley pit, EFP and Cinema cameras, and lighting gear for student production work. The university expects graduates will be able to get jobs in motion picture production, editing, audio/studio recording, podcasting, broadcast journalism, sports broadcasting, commercial graphic artist or media specialist.
A representative with Huntington University said the program is expected to begin classes in the 2016 fall semester.
“We are truly excited to serve students who are interested in being part of a creative, Christ-centered, collegiate community, said Jeff Berggren, Huntington’s director of Arizona operations. “Offering several integrated digital media bachelor degree programs under one roof is one unique aspect of Huntington’s approach to higher education. For example, students can major in one area such as film and easily expand their skills by taking elective courses in graphic design.”
The university has leased a 30,000 square foot building in the West Valley of the major Phoenix suburb.