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Proteus brings the real-world needs and concerns of media makers and organizations into the research agenda of the University. Proteus hosts a critically and practically engaged research faculty committed to exploring new modes of narrative and new strategies of visualization; faculty work across the historical, critical and practical terrain of print, radio, film, television, and new media.
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Proteus is also the home of the Multimedia Practicum, a culminating experience for students in FAU’s B.A. in Multimedia Studies; the practicum brings video, audio, text, animation, and new media to a multifunction department-hosted website that also serves as the gateway to Wavelengths, the department’s classical music radio station webcast. As part of the capstone experience, students design and manage the website, plan and execute the radio program schedule, and create cross-media content, producing works engaged with art, culture, and critical inquiry. The website provides a public framework for student work in broadcast journalism, experimental and documentary video, and new media storytelling.