TMA 295

Contemporary Screens: Theory & Practice

Theatre and Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Introduction to theories of contemporary screens (including television, games, web, etc.) as well as practices of analyzing and creating content for new media.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

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

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

4

Fixed

0

Title

Personal Reflection

Learning Outcome

Students will reflect on personal experiences and cultural assumptions related to emerging media, and become more aware of their own attitudes, behaviors, and values as they relate to contemporary media culture.

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Collaboration and Practice

Learning Outcome

Students will work inidivually and collaborate with peers to create and present digital media projects, and learn how to provide and receive constructive feedback that supports the development of new ideas and perspectives.

Title

Critical Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will become familiar with theoretical traditions and concepts related to digital, networked, interactive and immersive media, and become more aware of the roles that these technologies and cultures play in contemporary society.

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Skill Development

Learning Outcome

Students will develop creativity and innovation skills by experimenting with various software tools and platforms to produce creative work that incorporate elements of interactivity, immersion, and networked communication.