Media Arts

We're building a living laboratory in the middle of the jungle where journalism, film, photography and media students of all types, under the guidance of media professionals, reinvent the way we tell stories about sustainability and the world as a whole. Media Arts Directors have included senior editors from the Huffington Post, producers from Sundance Award winning Interloper Films, and internationally respected online content creators.

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Whether examining how mushrooms can transform an ecosystem or pondering the most effective way to implement clean water systems, Kalu Yala is a breeding ground for stories about sustainability and community development. With the help and mentorship of professional journalists, film makers, and digital creators, Media Arts students have the opportunity to bring these stories to life. During their semester, students will create, edit, and produce a portfolio of impactful, cutting-edge pieces that bring light to issues that will help us live more conscientiously together as humans and with the environment.

In this program, you will learn:

– Question the current state of the media

– Search for answers by experimenting with creative storytelling mechanisms

– Hone your voice and edit your work accordingly

– Study a wide variety of subjects, from biology to public education

-Create work that speaks to social issues with an authoritative voice

-Live and work collaboratively in both jungle and urban environments

The Kalu Yala Media Arts Program was founded by former Huffington Post editor Carly Schwartz.

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