Below are the descriptions for the four required courses. Please see the Course Catalog for a complete listing of Media Arts courses.
101L Introduction to Media Arts
3 cr. Offered every term. Overview of the media arts and their interaction, integration and development in the creation of story beginning with early years of photography and movie-making through the introduction of radio and television up to the digital revolution.
102 Digital Technology in the Arts
3 cr. Offered every term. An introduction to the relationship between aesthetics and the emerging capacities of digital technology, the course is divided into 3 sections: Fundamentals, Artistic Application, and The Digital Age. It will cover the basic evolution of hardware, software, and the internet and will present a brief history of the pioneers who laid the groundwork for our contemporary digital art and technologies environment. It will also explore contemporary and emerging trends in the creative application of digital technology.
111A Intro To Photoshop
3 cr. Offered every term. An introduction to design that focuses on artistic expression in a digital technology environment, the course is divided into 3 sections: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications. Using Adobe Photoshop, students will create individual work in both the still image and time based mediums while exploring a wide range of techniques.
112A Intro to Film Editing
3 cr. Offered every term. Study of the history, process and philosophy of narrative film/video editing and an introduction to Adobe Premier nonlinear editing software.