Students studying film and new media at Carthage have many opportunities to enrich their education.

January Term

J-Term is a month-long period of study in January in which all academic departments at Carthage offer innovative courses on campus, as well as study tours in other countries. J-Term study tours are also offered closer to home. In 2020, students made stop motion animations on campus in the 4D course, while some students traveled to Costa Rica to engage in digital photography on the study tour Photographing Nature: Investigating Biodiversity and Conservation.

Learn more about J-Term


Internships to enhance skills and knowledge in film and new media can be developed with Carthage’s Aspire Program. Students can apply for the Tarble Internship Grant, which is designed to offset the costs of unpaid internships for students in financial need, so they can take full advantage of the learning and experience gained through valuable internship opportunities.


Sound Art, Spring 2019, Haley Swaer and Ethan Nims The Communication and Digital Media Department features a Mac lab with Adobe Creative Cloud and other related software, along with several Epson printers and scanners. The Art Department offers Mac laptops with Adobe Creative Cloud for courses and a design station with an Epson printer and scanner.

Adobe Creative Cloud programs and other software are also available in the Hedberg Library’s Saemann Mac Lab. Hedberg Library houses a few video editing stations.

Computer Science Department facilities include a server room, hardware lab, and a networking/advanced computing facility with Linux and Sun/Solaris platforms. Students have access to Carthage’s Computation and Visualization Laboratory for computational research projects.

Student Exhibit Opportunities

Students at Carthage have many opportunities to show their work. The Student Art Gallery in the Campbell Student Union exhibits mainly two-dimensional work, including photographs, drawings, paintings, and illustrations.

In addition, the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art houses student exhibits during the year, including the Annual Student Art Exhibition. Previous exhibitions have included student work in photographs, video art, short films, animations, and sound art, along with drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and other art mediums.

Art Museums and Galleries

Carthage is located one hour from Chicago and Milwaukee, providing excellent access to world-renowned galleries, exhibition opportunities, and internships.