The Media Arts Lab provides centralized coordination among the various Duke Kunshan University departments and programs that provide workshops, activities, and opportunities for students interested in film studies and moving image practice.

The creation and interpretation of moving images has become central to the ways we experience and understand the world. The moving image now exists, alongside writing and the production of still images, as one of the primary means of communicating ideas and exploring the entire range of human activities. There is nothing that it does not touch!

Media Arts faculty offer film studies courses from a global perspective, while Screen Society, our film exhibition program, makes available a range of historical and new works in a variety of genres and modes, from different national traditions.

Through Media Arts courses and our workshops, students can gain expertise in a wide range of technologies, from analog film production and animation to digital production, motion graphics, and 3D animation. These classes take advantage of the cutting-edge facilities in DKU’s Innovation Building, including equipment cage, media lab, print lab and film theater (lecture hall).