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Digital media are reshaping contemporary art, design and critical thinking. Digital technologies are key factors in creative practices and industrial innovations. This interdisciplinary postgraduate certificate offers students in depth instruction in leading contemporary critical theories and art and design practices in digital media. Students will develop critical and production skills to produce creative interventions in digitally mediated spaces, digital artworks, and prototypes for processes, interactions, objects, devices, and environments.

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Digital Media is structured around a set of key digital concepts: Networks (Internet and distributed experiences); Installation and Social Space (concepts of tangible and virtual social space, materials, fabrication); Mobility (mobile media and interactions); and Code (programming, electronics).

The following course is required:
DIGF 3B01 Virtual Communities and Environments 0.5
Choose one:
(VISC 2B40)
Media, Messages and the Cultural Landscape:
Introduction to Communication Studies
VISC 2B09 History of New Media Art 0.5
(SOSC 2B20)
Web Theory 0.5

Upon completion of the above, choose five elective courses from at least three of the four defined media areas: A. Networks; B. Installation and Social Space; C. Mobility; and D. Code. If you opt to take 0.25 credit electives you must take more than five courses, for a minimum total of 2.5 elective credits.

You must complete at least one Faculty of Art studio (INTM) and at least one Faculty of Design studio (ADVR, ENVR, GDES, GRPH, ILLU). At least 1.5 credits must be completed at the third or fourth year/level.

A. Networks 
ADVR 4A02  Interactive Space/Alternative Media   0.25
GDES 3B07 Interactive Communication: Smart Screens     0.5
GRPH 2A06  Interaction Design Studio 0.25
ILLU 3A01 Media Studio 2 0.25
ILLU 3A02 Media Studio 3 0.25
INTM 2B21 Online Art & Website Design 0.5
INTM 2B34 Hybrid Media Lab 0.5
INTM 3B17 Publications: Digital 0.5
INTM 4B20 Co-Lab 0.5
VISC 4B05 Future Cinema: Digital Narratives 0.5
VISC 4B06 Global Mesh: Internet, Networks, Globalization and 0.5

Digital Resistance
B. Installation and Social Space
ENVR 2B15   Research Studio/Colour & Form 0.5
GDES 3B08 Wayfinding/Information Systems 1 0.5
GDES 3B13  Compelling User Experience 1  0.5
GDES 3B38 Ambient Experience Design  0.5
GDES 3B46  Explorations in Architectural Glass 0.5
INTM 2B33 Computer Modelling & Animation 0.5
INTM 4B10 Special Focus: Media Installation 0.5
C. Mobility
GDES 3B20  Small Object Design: Virtual To Reality 0.5
GDES 3B27 Interactive Communication: Clever Devices 0.5
GDES 3B41 Play Behaviour and Game Design 1: An Introduction to Game Theory and Interactivity  0.5
GDES 3B53 Interactive Communication: Beyond The Screen 0.5
D. Code
INTM 2B24 Introduction to Electronics: Kinetic Objects  0.5
INTM 3B40 Advanced Electronics 0.5
INTM 3B45 Bending Reclaimed Technology   0.5
Total         3.5 or 3.75


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