Theatre and Media Arts

Children's Media

Children's Media
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.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining TMA 392
Course Outcomes: 

Children's Media History and Development

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.