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.  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.


Fall Equipment Check-Out Hours
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.

Click this link to See Alondra in action.

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.

Now Accepting Part-Time Faculty Applications

The Department of Media Arts, Design, and Technology is collecting application materials for temporary faculty for graphic design teaching opportunities that may be available in the 2021/2022 academic year. If you are interested in being considered for a teaching position during the 2021/2022 academic year, please send an email to before August 15, 2021.

The email should include the following attachments:

  • A brief letter of interest describing your background, courses you feel qualified to teach, and contact information for two references. Course offerings are listed here.
  • Current Vitae
  • Official transcripts for most current degree
  • A Temporary Lecturer Application for Employment (PDF) (PDF)

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.

We anticipate needing interns in the areas of production, promotions, media development, graphic design, and administration. If you are interested in being a KCSC intern, please contact the internship coordinator, Professor Tom Welsh.

We're not sure how many interns will be needed in the Fall, so first-come, first-served!

Programming and Audience Analysis
Learn More About This Sough-After Industry Skill

 MADT 348 poster

For more information, contact
Dr. Jennifer Meadows

From Femme Fatale to Wonder Woman:
Women of the Film Industry

Women in film

MADT 352 Media Arts and Identity
Fall 2021
Quinn Winchell

Class will meet online in a synchronous format Wednesdays from 4-5 pm and will include asynchronous meetings as well. Check it out!

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 Spring 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