The Department of Film, Animation and New Media aims to prepare filmmakers and visual producers to participate in the vanguard of the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of The University of Tampa, students learn by doing and thinking with courses in studio production and using state-of-the-art facilities, computer labs, digital cameras and production suites. Designed to foster creative expression and professional technique, the curriculum includes hands-on studio classes in narrative, documentary, experimental and animation filmmaking; screenwriting; producing; digital media and imaging; 3D animation, printing and modeling; digital and interactive media; and experimental computing. Each program includes courses in critical studies structured to educate, challenge and inspire future professionals. All programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).