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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.

Fall 2018 is around the corner, check out upcoming courses.

2019 Student Prize Competition For Media-Related Work

The MMI initiative is thrilled to announce the inaugural student prize competition for media-related work. Four cash prizes of $250 will be awarded for the categories of Creative, Critical and Applied work, as well as the Special Jury prize. The deadline to submit entries for the competition is April 29, 2019. Look at the prize categories and rules and regulations for more information.


Announcing the 2018-2019 Media and
Moving Image Programming Funds:

Courtesy of CLASS, a limited amount of funds are available for student and faculty-planned events related to the research, teaching and practice of media and visual and creative arts. The deadline to submit proposals to receive funding for events is December 10, 2018. See here for more information.

In the news

Congratulations to Alessandro Carrera, 2018 John and Rebecca Moores Professor

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Past News

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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