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Jen Tarr

Senior Instructor
Media Arts
School of Visual Art and Design
University of South Carolina

Office MM 224
Phone Number 777-4211



Professor Jennifer Tarr has taught film and video production for the last 15+ years at varying colleges and universities across the east coast, guiding hundreds of students from introductory “first films” to their graduate level thesis’. Although her personal work falls into the genres of personal and experimental film she teaches all levels and genres of filmmaking in the Media Arts Program at The University of South Carolina. At USC she teaches MART 371: The Moving Image, MART 571A: Narrative Video Production, MART 571D: Experimental Film Production and 571E: Cinematography along with mentoring students through Independent Projects and occasional Special Topics Courses.

Students can expect the unexpected and unusual in her classes. Drawing on film, editing with unusually fast paced structures, making films about their own experiences are all par for the course in Professor Tarr’s approach to media production. “My purpose here as an instructor is to push students into areas of art, film and video production they may not explore on their own and help them develop their own ideas, leaving my classes with polished and portfolio quality, film festival ready works."