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INTEGRATED TRACK

 

A general Media Arts concentration that covers all the essentials, a diverse range of courses that give an excellent overall understanding of all the various stages in media production, including TV Production, Digital Video and Editing, Photography, Computer Graphics, Digital Audio and Media Theory. All classes are held on campus in the Department's state-of-the-art labs and facilities.

INTEGRATED TRACK / PROGRAM MODEL

12 credits of Required Foundation Courses:
MA 100 Media Aesthetics

MA 150 Writing for Visual Media or
MA 152 Writing the Screenplay

MA 119 Business of Media Arts or
MUS 180 The Music Business or
MA 161 Digital Portfolio or
MA 162 Photography Portfolio

MA 164 Intro to Photography Studies or
MA 187 Intro to Film & Television Studies or
MA 239 Survey of Computer Art

12 credits of Recommended Electives from
MA 101 Audio Production I *
MA 102 Television Production I *
MA 106 Video Workshop I *
MA 115 Introduction to Photography *
MA 124 Introduction to Computer Graphics *

+ any 12 credits of Media Arts Electives in production or theory courses.

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+ 6 credits of Required Ancillary: courses above 100 from outside Department. Recommend: JOU, BUS, THE, ART, MUS, DNC.

Media Arts 100 Media Aesthetics

This required foundation course introduces students to the fundamentals of media arts and visual literacy – light, color, composition, perspective, time, motion, sound – and discusses how they are applied in the various forms of contemporary media. In a workshop environment, using media objects as texts, students also explore narrative, art history, philosophy of media, spectatorship, theories of perception and their own creativity. Three credits.

Media Arts 101 Audio Production I
Special Fee: $55.00
Offered every semester

An introduction to the art and science of audio production. Topics include basic sound theory, audio aesthetics, acoustics, sound reproduction and recording, the sound studio, remote sound recording, editing and mixing, the development of new audio technology, and creating audio for visual media. Students work individually and in teams on a variety of studio and field projects. Three credits.

 

Media Arts 102 Television Production I
Special Fee: $55.00
Offered every semester

An introduction to the practice and principles of television studio production. The course covers all the basic production techniques, including scripting, lighting, shooting, producing and directing. Technical operation and understanding of all studio equipment, including cameras, switcher, audio board and character generator, are stressed. Students apply their skills in studio production assignments. Three credits.

Media Arts 106 Video Workshop I
Special Fee: $55.00
Offered every semester

An introduction to the principles and practice of portable digital video production. Working in crews on field projects, students explore the techniques and aesthetics of single-camera videography, sound recording, location lighting and video editing. Three credits

Media Arts 115 Introduction to Photography
(Same as Art 115)
Special Fee: $55.00
Offered every semester

An introduction to photography as an art medium. Basic principles and practices of black-and-white photography processing and printing are reviewed. Three credits. (Students must have access to a 35mm camera with manual controls.)

Media Arts 119 Business of Media Arts
Special Fee: $55.00
Prerequisite: Completion of 64 credits
Offered every semester

A required course which discusses the applications of business skills for the media artist. Topics include professional development, media management principles, art and commerce, writing the business plan, and grant writing.. Media professionals are invited as guest lecturers. Three credits.

Media Arts 124 Computer Graphics I
(Same as Art 124)
Special Fee: $55.00
Offered every semester

An introductory level class in two dimensional computer graphics using Adobe Photoshop. Students learn and work with basic digital illustration and graphics, scanning of images, image editing, image manipulation, photo manipulation, typography and image composition. Three credits.

Media Arts 150 Writing for Visual Media
Special Fee: $40.00
Prerequisites: MA 100 and three credits from English 61-64 or permission of instructor.
Offered every semester


In a writing lab environment, students follow a tailored program of writing suited to their professional orientation. Still-image students explore writing for artists - manifestos , criticism, and treatments. Moving-image students focus on story structure, script writing and concept development. Three credits.

Media Arts 152 Screenplay
Special Fee: $40.00
Prerequisite: Media Arts 100 and three credits from English 61-64 or permission of the instructor
Offered on occasion

An intermediate course for the serious writer designed to develop screenwriting skills in a workshop environment. Emphasis on the writer’s creative process, evaluation techniques and constructive feedback. Working independently and in groups, students complete a full-length screenplay as their semester-long assignment. Three credits.

Media Arts 161 Digital Portfolio/Exhibition
Special Fee: $55.00
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Offered on occasion

An advanced tutorial on portfolio/exhibition production and presentation in one or more of the following: computer graphics, Digital Design, 3-D computer animation, and interactive media design. Students work on specific projects independently or in concert with one or more other students. Finished portfolio, reel, interactive and exhibition projects are shown at the Department exhibit at the end of the semester. Three credits.

Media Arts 162 Photography Portfolio/Exhibition
Special Fee: $55.00
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Offered on occasion

This is an advanced level photography class designed for photography students who plan to graduate in the spring. Students may work in any size, format or media, digital or traditional. Through the review of other photographer’s work, completion of class assignments, and participation in critiques, students will be required to plan and execute their final photography exhibition .Three credits.

Media Arts 164 Photography Studies
(Same as Art 108)
Prerequisite: Media Arts 100
Offered every semester


A survey of the development of photography from its origins to the present day with emphasis on the daguerreotype, tintype and other early techniques. The course also reviews the role of photojournalism from the Great Depression to the present. Discussions include the role of the color image and photography as an art medium. This is a Writing Intensive course, and is required for students following a concentration related to the still image. Three credits.

Media Arts 187 Film and Television Studies
Special Fee: $40.00
Prerequisite: Media Arts 100
Offered every semester

A survey of the history and development of world cinema and television. Through screenings and discussions, students study this twentieth-century art form as developed by various countries, individuals and movements. The development of cinema and television as an industry and a part of the larger economy; as a series of technical innovations; as a history of aesthetic forms; as a social, cultural and political force; and as a reflection of the ideas of its society is explored. This is a Writing Intensive course and is required for students following a concentration related to moving image. Three credits.

 

Media Arts 195, 196 Honors Study

Honors Study is designed to give outstanding students an opportunity to do independent work in their major under the guidance of a member of the faculty. There are no regular class meetings. To be eligible, students must have upper junior or senior status, a cumulative quality-point ratio of 3.00 and a 3.25 ratio in their major subject, and the permission of the Director of the Department and the Dean. A total of six credits of Honors Study is the maximum allowed. Three credits per semester.

Media Arts 197, 198 Independent Study
Prerequisites: Permission of student advisor, the Department Chair and the Dean

Courses designed to give students in their junior or senior year an opportunity to do independent work under the guidance of a member of the Media Arts faculty. There are no regular class meetings. Students may undertake either a production (video, screenplay, photography etc.) or a research paper. Three credits per course.

Media Arts 199 Media Arts Internship
Prerequisites: At least 64 credits and Permission of Faculty Advisor and Department Chair

During their senior year, Media Arts majors are strongly recommended to undertake one internship with a media organization. Consultation with Director of Professional Development and approval of the Department is required. Three credits. May be taken in subsequent semesters for credit.

Media Arts 200 Series
Offered every year - Subject matter determined by the expertise of a visiting artist-in-residence. Courses vary from semester to semester and may be repeated for credit. Three credits per course.

Media Arts 239 Survey of Computer Art
Prerequisites: For B.F.A. students: Art 101 and Art 102; for B.A. students: Media Arts 100
Offered on occasion

An advanced New Media theory class in Computer Art, this class will chronologically span the pioneering efforts of the first generation of computer artists to the latest in Internet and computer installations. Class sessions will include lectures, in-class presentations, and on-site gallery and museum exhibitions. Lively theoretical papers and discussions will be required. Three credits.

 

 

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