The Juniata College Liberal Arts Symposium is a day-long celebration of student research and scholarship. The Liberal Arts Symposium highlights the scholarly and creative work that students do in the classroom, in the laboratory, in the field, in the community, on the stage, and in the studio. Not only do students get to showcase their excellence in their own discipline, but they can see what other departments have to offer, and what their fellow classmates have been working on during the year. The Liberal Arts Symposium is one of Juniata’s most cherished academic traditions.
POE: Strategic Multimedia Design with Computer Programming
I initially came to Juniata College with the intention of getting into IMA. But, I found myself interested in other classes related to multimedia. “Integrated Media Arts” is a more design-oriented title, so my individualized POE title became “Strategic Multimedia Design”. “Strategic” encapsulated my analytical and message analysis skills. “Multimedia” included my knowledge of the many forms of digital media. “Design” illustrates that I know about design theory and application in regard to multimedia.
POE: Integrated Media Arts
I chose to study in the Integrated Media Arts program due to my interests in video production. The IMA program consists of courses that have allowed me to learn video production as well as many other influential skills. I’ve acquired these additional skills through courses within the Integrated Media Arts program of emphasis.
POE: Digital Media Design and Production
I chose to come to Juniata mainly because of the Integrated Media Arts program and the ability to individualize my POE to fit my interests/skillsets. I knew Juniata was a good fit for me. I was able to get a degree that encompassed all of my interests.
POE: Multimedia Design
I chose to study the IMA program because it gave me a creative outlet to express myself and explore my talents. I was given many opportunities to work with clients where I could figure out what I liked best about design. I was able to find different avenues as to where I could see myself as a designer, and how I can create for a purpose that speaks to me as the designer, but also portrays well for the consumer. The program also granted me exposure to the wide variety of mediums that media can be displayed. Exposure to these mediums played a big role in creating my program of emphasis.
POE: Multimedia Production and Analysis
Integrated Media Arts is just as it implies. The program encompasses many different forms of media. I chose this POE because I have always enjoyed working with many different types of media. I didn’t want to be tied down to one specific thing. The IMA program gives its students the freedom to experiment and combine many different forms of art which I really enjoy.
POE: Marketing Design
I chose to study in the Integrated Media Arts program because I came to college wanting to understand more about digital media. Initially, I wanted to study only photography, but once I was exposed to other IMA and Marketing courses, I found my love for not only design but also how to market my designs effectively for businesses through logos, promotional material, and online presence.
POE: Graphic Communication
I currently study Graphic Communication which is an individualized Program of Emphasis. Into one unique program I incorporated all aspects of visual communication that I love. I’ve been able to combine aspects from the Communication Department and Integrated Media Arts Program to create the unique education that I want to study which includes project management, social entrepreneurship, and branding for community engagement.
POE: Technology and Design
I chose to study Integrated Media Arts because of its fluid and interdisciplinary nature. As a student you get the choice to pair it with other departments of study such as Fine Arts, Communication, Information Technology, and more, which allows you to obtain knowledge from all of those different programs and put them together in a unique combination.
POE: Digital Design
Before coming to college, I wanted to be a designer. Based on concerns from my family, I wasn’t sure if it was a reliable career path, so instead I chose to study chemistry. After a year of studying in that field, I realized that I wasn’t excited about doing it every day. I switched my Program of Emphasis to be involved with the Integrated Media Arts program to pursue what I actually love doing: design.