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The University of Miami’s Department of Cinema and Interactive Media (CIM) aims to prepare a new generation of innovators, storytellers, and leaders in the fields of cinema, transmedia, and

interaction design. We provide a comprehensive curriculum that combines critical understanding and hands-on experience. We focus on the ways that storytelling, design, and technology can entertain, influence, and transform how people communicate with each other and engage with the world.


Central areas of study in the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media include: production, screenwriting, producing, film/media studies, documentary, game design, interactive media, data visualization and emerging technologies.


Students of the Cinema and Interactive Media departments have the opportunity to participate in supervised internships, and in special hands-on study programs, such as the Summer Film Program in Prague, Film GREECE program, Summer Photo Program in Spain and the new semester in Los Angeles.  Student-run Ufilm Studios allows students to create films outside of class. The CanesDocs site allow students to premier non-narrative videos. The juried UM Canes Film Festival showcases student work and the Los Angeles student screening at Paramount Studios exposes student achievements. Dedicated to offering a diverse and discerning program, the Bill Cosford Cinema showcases a variety of independent, international and classic cinema. The Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge of the history, aesthetics and social and cultural impact of motion picture media.




Department of Cinema Los Angeles Semester

Students Shoot Virtual Reality Films

Students shoot 360 narrative film.

CIMLA CanesDocs

Work on documentary films.

Students travel to Guatemala.

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Noah DeBonis - College Emmy winner 2015

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