TMA 392

Children's Media

Theatre and Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Historical and theoretical survey of media for and about children and the literature that informs it; discussions and strategies relating to production, reception, pedagogy, and parenting.

When Taught

Winter Even Years

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Children's Media History and Development

Learning Outcome

To survey the history of children's media, its various forebears (children's literature particularly) and components (film, television, interactive mult-media), and to consider some of the theoretical and practical implications of same; to study both texts and authors, signal moments and broad movements; to attend not only to conventional issues relating to production and criticism, but to also give special consideration to audience: reception, phenomenology, appropriation and the likening of outside material to one's own life and circumstances; to identify techniques by which teachers, parents and children together can make media an abiding part of an abundant relationship.