We create producers. At a time where media can be produced, edited and distributed in moments with a single device by anyone, knowing how to move audiences and create a lens through which they're moved or persuaded is more critical now than ever before.
The channels through which digital media flow are increasing exponentially, creating an incredible demand for skilled storytellers, filmmakers, documentarians and photographers and that's where SPA's Media Arts program comes in.
Winner of the Children's Friend Foundation PSA contest at the Utah High School Film Festival
MEDIA ARTS FACULTY
SPA's Media Arts students learn both philosophical communication models and then develop and practice production skills in all domains on state-of-the-art acquisition technology and standard industry grip and electric inventories.
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Director CTE, Teacher of New Media Production, SPA Media Production Company EP
Nathan Gentry is a visual artist and writer who primarily works with the photographic
medium and is interested in highlighting the relationship humans have between each
other, as well as their relationship with the world in which they live in. Nathan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media with a minor in Photography at Texas State. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Nathan earned a dual Master’s Degree in Digital Media as well as Documentary Specialization.
Upon completion of his Masters programs, Nathan moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. There, he continues to explore and develop new practices in which he can create photographic works through new processes, while serving as the Artist in Residence at The Leonardo Museum. Nathan has presented his work in many parts of his home state of Texas but has also extended his presentation to over ten states within the US. Currently his project 53% can be seen on permanent display at The Exhibit Gallery on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Meanwhile, his latest project, A.D.D. (another.damn.distraction.) is traveling the United States and can be seen in multiple galleries amongst many cities.
Additionally, his projects A.D.D., and Our Planet have traveled internationally throughout Italy and Germany. His most recent achievements have been his exhibitional presentations through international selection. Work from his most recent project, "A.D.D.
(another.damn.distraction)", as well as selections from his collection "Our Planet" have
been invited to four museums throughout Italy for solo and group exhibitions and two in
Germany. His most recent project was finalized as of August 2020, as he released his
second published book, a book of poetry and photography called, "A Vision for
Media Arts Teacher Assistant
Tyler Harrah is an artist who works with film and digital video. He has a deep love for the moving image and all the potential it has for storytelling (both universal and unconventional) in powerful ways. His body of work ranges from narrative to documentary, long- and short-form, all the avant-garde on the fringes, and everything in between. He's had experience at all levels of film production and has a passion for passing on that knowledge and demystifying the process for everyone trying to get into the medium.