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The Media and the Moving Image Initiative
aims to coordinate and enhance the University of Houston’s rich creative and critical programs in visual, literary, and media arts.

With resources ranging from production and research at the Jack Valenti School of Communications; a graduate certificate in Cinema Studies from World and Classical LanguagesArtMusicTheatre and Dance in the College of the Artsdigital media in the College of Technology; the Program in Creative Writing; and numerous faculty throughout the humanities and social sciences, UH helps train new generations of the creative class whose vision and skills will shape local and global culture.

In the news

Congratulations to the winners of our inaugural Student Prize Competition!

Critical Studies ........... Shannon Duncan, Modern Day Slavery
Creative Work ............ Taylor Andreozzi, The Lemon of Pink
Applied Technology ..... Walter Barta, Digital Monology

Thank you to our jury and keynote speaker!

Keynote Speaker: Jenny Waldo


To view the complete award ceremony, click here.

Here is a montage of some of the student entries.

Past News

Congratulations to Alessandro Carrera, 2018 John and Rebecca Moores Professor

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Congratulations to our colleague David Politzer (School of Art), winner of a 2017 Individual Artist Grant from the City of Houston!

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Current Events

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Affiliate Faculty

More than two dozen faculty from a variety of UH colleges and programs work and teach in fields related to media and the moving image. Our faculty include filmmakers and photographers, animators and performers, screenwriters and journalists, and film critics, scholars, and journalists.

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