Media Arts, Design, and Technology Department

Media Arts, Design, and Technology Department

Welcome to the home of the Media Arts, Design, and Technology Department where we celebrate the synthesis of art, craft, and technology. Please find information on our programs: the BFA in Communication and the BA in Media Arts with Options in Production and Criticism on the left side of the page. MADT also offers minors in Social Media Production and Analysis (Fall 2022), Broadcasting, Communication Design, and a certificate in Web Design and Publishing. Students, you can find faculty and advisor office hours (where you can drop in for assistance) on the left as well.  If you have any other questions, please contact the department Administrative Support Coordinator Ann Wilson or Chair Thomas Welsh.


MADT Offering Social Media Production and Analysis Minor!
Students in the Social Media Production and Analysis minor learn how to supplement and enhance their primary major with skills related to social media literacy, media production, and analytics to measure audience impact. Although the Social Media Minor is slated to hit the Fall 2022 Catalog, students can start classes in Spring 2022. Click here to view the class requirements. (PDF) If you have any questions, please contact the Social Media Minor advisor, Rebecca Ormond.

Now Accepting Part-Time Faculty Applications
The Department of Media Arts, Design, and Technology is collecting application materials from temporary faculty for graphic design teaching opportunities within the Bachelor of Fine Arts program during the Spring 2022 semester. Classes start in late January. The BFA program course offerings are listed here. Specifically, we are interested in temporary faculty to tach one or more of the following courses: Basic Typography, Advanced Typography, Service Design, Packaging, Human Factors, Brand Identity Design.

If you are interested in being considered for a teaching position during the Spring 2022 semester, please send an email to before December 1, 2021. The email should include the following attachments:
Contact Prof. Tom Welsh for more information.

KCSC Radio is Coming to MADT!

KCSC logo

KCSC Radio is moving from Associated Students in the BMU to the Media Arts, Design, and Technology Department in Tehama Hall! What a great way to celebrate KCSC's 70th anniversary! Yes, that's right -- KCSC Radio has been serving CSU, Chico and the surrounding community since 1951! Starting in Fall 2021, the station will be set up to run out of a studio on the third floor of Tehama Hall.

Our current plan is to be operational and broadcasting by Spring 2022. Professor Jennifer Meadows is going to work with student interns during Fall 21 to get the station up and running in its new location.

Equipment Use

MADT now uses a "touchless" equipment check-out process. Students desiring to check-out equipment must be in the MADT curriculum and authorized by MADT faculty. MADT Equipment Protocol for Fall 2021 (PDF).

Schedule an appointment.

Should you have any questions or difficulty in making an appointment, please contact either Rob Warner or Zak Jann at

Check Out/In Hours in THMA 340:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Check-Out: 1 to 3 pm

Check-In: 11 am to 12:30 pm

Media Arts Student a Rising Star!

Alondra Anaya (Media Arts, ’17) was hired as a weather reporter for Telemundo 52 / KVEA in Los Angeles—the No. 1 Hispanic market in the nation!  As Alondra herself put it, "Choosing Chico State was probably the best thing I could have done for myself, my family, and my career... If it hadn’t been for Chico State, I would not be at the No. 1 Spanish station and I would not be accomplishing my dreams or my parents’ dreams."

Read about Alondra's story in Chico State Today.

See Alondra in action(opens in new window).

METX Students Collaborate to Create Spectacular Bidwell Mansion Interactive Tour

VR development

METX, a group of interdisciplinary students from MADT, JOUR, and CAGD worked over this last semester to build two multimedia products for the Bidwell Mansion:

  • A 2D video telling some of the lesser-known stories of John Bidwell’s life and impacts on our area.
  • A VR experience that challenges you to find 12 objects hidden throughout the mansion.
  • A website that tells the behind-the-scenes story of how we made it all happen in one semester.

The Bidwell Mansion staff will be working through the California State Park’s approval process and with their tribal council contacts to get permission to use these materials in their educational programs.