Projects

Claritin ad by Samantha Blanc
Advertising Project
The Murray Kalis Award for Creativity in Advertising, established in 2020 by College of Media alumnus Murray Kalis, is given to a few select advertising students who demonstrate exceptional creative work in the classroom.  The criteria for these awards includes: smart positioning, outstanding… Read More
BLM march Champaign 2020
Journalism Project
Students and community members participate in a Black Lives Matter march in Fall 2020. Photo: Farrah Anderson (journalism student) / for Illinois Newsroom  In her first week as a freshman, Farrah Anderson covered a Black Lives Matter protest organized by University of Illinois athletes. She… Read More
UIUC Student Film Fest 2021
Media & Cinema Studies Project
The UIUC Student Film Festival is an annual celebration of the creativity and diversity of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign filmmaking communities. Each spring, students in MACS 464: Film Festivals learn the history, functions, and value of film festivals, and then gain experience… Read More
Lory Theater
Journalism Project
For his final project in Associate Professor Charles “Stretch” Ledford's JOUR 215: Multimedia Reporting course in Fall 2020, journalism student Owen Henderson created a piece on the Lory Theater in Highland, Illinois. Ledford helped his student submit it as a freelance piece to the Belleville… Read More
Journalism students
Journalism Project
On Election Day 2020, six University of Illinois students joined the reporting team at Illinois Public Media to provide blanket coverage about local voters for regional and state listenership. The reporting initiative—led by Chris Evans, clinical assistant professor of journalism, and Reginald… Read More
MACS 370 "Phillies" project
Media & Cinema Studies Project
In MACS 370: Cinematography and Sound Design, students had to build a strategy, a production plan, and a shooting plan for a movie that they write at the beginning of the semester, which is based on a famous painting.  "They have to imagine a story that could happen, ending in that specific frame… Read More
AdTracker
Advertising Project
In the advanced, interdisciplinary course ADV 492: Technology and Advertising Campaigns (cross-listed with CS 468), students from across majors—including advertising, computer science, and computer science + advertising—create team-based research projects to investigate and find solutions to a real… Read More
2020 creative
Advertising Project
In the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising capstone course, taught by senior lecturer Shachar Meron, students form mini advertising agencies and create real-world campaigns for campus and community groups. Students learn how different disciplines work together—including account direction,… Read More
Video still
Media & Cinema Studies Project
In Spring 2020, seniors in MACS 480: Advanced Filmmaking, taught by Victor Font, lecturer in media and cinema studies, collaborated with a Department of Theatre class (Acting for the Camera). Unfortunately, as the pandemic unfolded, students had to halt filming in their second day of production,… Read More
Madeline Wilson
Journalism Project
Congratulations to Madeline Wilson, senior in journalism, for being chosen as a 2020 SPJ Mark of Excellence regional winner in the Radio Feature category. These awards recognize the best in collegiate journalism. First-place winners will compete at the national level among other regional winners… Read More