MSUM Cinema Arts and Digital Technologies Department receives award from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Cinema Arts and Digital Technologies Department has been selected to receive a 2012-2013 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Academic and Student Affairs award for Excellence in Curriculum Programming.

Awards were selected by peer academic and student affairs campus administrators based on such criteria as effective use of technology and student achievement.

“We are honored and humbled by the MnSCU award,” Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, chair of the CADT Department, said. “Our students and faculty work very hard, because we love what we do.”

The CADT Department at MSU Moorhead was launched in the fall of 2012 after the merger of the Film Studies and Graphic Communications programs. The CADT Department has seven faculty and nearly 300 students majoring in Film Production, Film Studies, and Graphic Communication, with emphases in Design and Production, Interactive Multimedia, and 3D Graphics.

“The merger of the two programs has created a strong department that leverages synergy and efficiency to create a student-centered learning environment that results in successful graduates, collaborations, and community outreach,” Tim Borchers, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, said.

A reception is planned to honor the recipients today at Normandale Community College.