Occidental and the Media Arts & Culture Department are committed to principles of excellence and equity.
The MAC department provides sufficient equipment and editing lab facilities for all students to successfully realize innovative projects. Students at any level of production are not permitted to rent or utilize equipment beyond the department's without permission of their instructor. We do not provide monetary financial support to student projects.
Be smart and creative as you develop your project. Avoid projects involving any of the restricted areas detailed in the Making Sure Your Project is Safe and Casting sections of this handbook to prevent any potential additional costs. Use our Gift In Kind Donation Form to get a local restaurant to donate a meal to your production as a tax write-off.
At the advanced level, media projects can involve some potential costs (food, permit fees, costumes, or props). Develop projects that take advantage of resources and locations you have at your disposal.