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The Mission and Vision

Mission: The Mission of the Institute is to provide students majoring in media arts with pathways to further educational opportunities, increase practical experiences, and provide the communities of the Inland Empire with support for further economic development.  

Vision: The Institute of Media Arts will provide students of the SBCCD with opportunities for integrated practical experience and serve as an exemplary platform for students’ media arts. 


The Institute of Media Arts (IMA) is affiliated with San Bernardino Valley College’s Film, TV, Media (FTVM) program. IMA allows for students to partake in guided pathways curriculum throughout the division of Arts and Humanities. The IMA offers dynamic constantly-evolving methods of education, promotion and advocacy. The IMA partners with our local high schools to jump start those students' career pathways into media arts. Through our effort’s students involved in the Institute can access internship opportunities with various media companies in the region, such as KVCR and FNX Network. These internships are designed to help our students develop professional level portfolios to support career development or further education at 4-year institutions. Because of our commitment to innovative curriculum, engaging practicum, and a hub for exposition the media academy is a destination training ground for our students.


Experience all that the San Bernardino Valley College Institute of Media Art has to offer as a member! Memberships offer unparalleled access to film and filmmakers while providing essential support to Inland Southern California’s vibrant cultural scene. Members enjoy privileges all year long, including unlimited free admission, private screenings and discounts on labs and other events.

IMA Members Enjoy

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  • Film and Video Equipment access
  • Priority Access
  • Free film festival admission for two
  • Discounted Film Festival VIP Passes
  • Free admission to special screenings for two
  • Discounts on Filmmaker Labs
  • Discounts on equipment Rental
  • Career Development Services for Media Artists
  • Free admission to lectures, seminars and discussion with local filmmakers
  • IMA swag 
    Annual Fee: $150
    SBVC Alumni Fee: $100

Become a member today: Join Here

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