At CDIA, we believe media can make a difference. That’s why we developed the Practicum program, an opportunity for students to partner with non-profit, socially-responsible organizations and create quality digital media to further the organizations’ missions.

Practicum gives students practical experience working on real-world projects for actual clients, complete with fixed timeframe and well-defined deliverables. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, students work independently or in teams as they take a project from concept to completion. With its real-life production environment, Practicum delivers valuable career-building experience in managing assignments, schedules and client expectations. Through their participation in Practicum, students gain confidence, build networks and better understand the professional demands of their future careers.

The CDIA capstone project experience culminates with the Practicum Screening, a showcase and celebration for all participating students, faculty and partner organizations.

Student Work