How Your Philanthropy Can Support Media Arts & Culture at Oxy

Two students sit at an iMac in a MAC classroom

Join us and support Oxy’s Media Arts & Culture program within The Oxy Campaign For Good. Your generosity towards the people, programs and places of MAC will help position us for larger, visionary investments in the future.

The creative economy is changing rapidly and the demand for Oxy’s talented MAC graduates will only grow. Along with our ongoing efforts to build endowed support for MAC in the form of professorships, the department requires immediate resources to ensure the quality of today’s program is sustainable and to prepare the department for future growth. Positioning MAC as a leader in the influential media and entertainment world will further push Oxy to the forefront of leading colleges and universities.

Therefore, as part of The Oxy Campaign For Good, we seek these immediate investments:

Endow the Department Chairship

An endowed department chair will provide crucial funding to support the department’s rotating leadership, which typically changes every three years. This fund will include a stipend for their scholarly work, and provide discretionary funding to address MAC’s most urgent needs and to pursue new opportunities.

Repurpose space on campus for multimedia courses and production

Your partnership would help Oxy create a new multimedia and production classroom as well as a screening room to showcase student films.

Provide four-year funding to establish a Director of Digital Media Production

The Director of Digital Media Production position is a critical role to teach students necessary technical skills, as well as to manage all video, audio, graphic and other multimedia needs of the department. As technology in the media industry evolves rapidly, this funding would enable a path toward creating a permanent role and further establish Oxy’s MAC program as one of the best in the country.

Establish an Artist and Program Fund

An endowed artist and program fund will provide a vital and flexible funding source. Funds could be used to support engagement with media industry professionals as well as visiting guest artists who will expose our students to inspiring examples of artistic and scholarly expression.