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DIGITAL & MEDIA STUDIES (3.0 credits)

A minor in Digital & Media Studies offers an exciting opportunity for students to improve their critical writing and analytical skills by taking additional courses beyond their studio based Art and Design programs. The Digital & Media Studies minor focuses on contemporary history and theory, and enables students to integrate new technologies and digital practices into their work as a natural progression of their learning. This minor provides students with the critical background and breadth necessary to broaden their understanding of digital media technology, as they prepare for studio or academic graduate studies programs.

Not all courses are offered every year. Please consult the 2013/2014 schedule for up to date current offerings.

 
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Required: choose one (0.5 credit) of the following core courses:
VISM 2B41 Media, Messages and the Cultural Landscape: Introduction to Communication Studies
0.5
VISM 2B08 
Introduction to Film Studies
0.5
VISM 2B09 
History of New Media Art 0.5
VISM 2B20
Web Theory (not offered 2013/2014)
0.5
Plus take five courses (2.5 credits) from the list below.
At least three out of the five courses must be taken at the 300 or 400 level:
ENGL 3B04 Science and Technology in Literature
0.5 
ENGL 4B04 Diasporic Writings
0.5 
HUMN 3B01 Reading Popular Culture 0.5 
HUMN 3B07 Ethics and the Visual Arts (not offered 2013/2014)
0.5 
HUMN 3B08 Ethics, Advertising and Design 0.5 
SCTM 2B06 Introduction to Computer Science: Logic & Coding 0.5 
VISA 2B13
History of Photography
0.5
VISA 3B43 
Into the 21st Century: Photographic Practices, Theory and Criticism
0.5 
VISC 3B29 
Methods in Visual & Critical Studies (not offered 2013/2014)
0.5
VISM 2B08 Introduction to Film Studies 0.5 
VISM 2B09 History of New Media Art 0.5 
VISM 2B15 Introduction to Games Studies 0.5 
VISM 2B20 Web Theory (not offered 2013/2014) 0.5 
VISM 2B41 
Media, Messages and the Cultural Landscape: Introduction to Communication Studies 0.5 
VISM 3B01 
Critical Play 0.5 
VISM 3B18 Television Criticism (not offered 2013/2014)
0.5 
VISM 3B23 Technology and Digital Culture (not offered 2013/2014) 0.5 
VISM 3B33 Canadian Cinema (not offered 2013/2014) 0.5 
VISM 3B34 Japanese Cinema (not offered 2013/2014)
0.5 
VISM 3B39 Latin American Cinema
0.5 
VISM 4B01 Experimental Film and Media (not offered 2013/2014) 0.5 
VISM 4B02 
Sound, Politics, & Media Art (not offered 2013/2014) 0.5 
VISM 4B03 Contemporary Documentary Media 0.5 
VISM 4B04 
Re-presenting Women: Feminist Film and Video (not offered 2013/2014)
0.5 
VISM 4B05 Future Cinema: Digital Narratives
0.5 
VISM 4B06 Global Mesh: Internet, Networks, Globalization and Digital Resistance (not offered 2013/2014) 0.5 
VISM 4B07 Images and Practices of Technology (not offered 2013/2014)
0.5 
VISM 4B24 The Body & the Machine: Interrogating the Posthuman in Art & Design
0.5 
Special Topics upon approval by Associate Deans in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Visit Special Topics for more information.
Total Credits
3.0

Important notes:
   
  • Carefully check anti-requisites to ensure you do not repeat courses.   

 

Students interested in Film/Video may want to take courses from this list:

VISM 2B08 Introduction to Film Studies
VISM 3B18 Television Criticism
VISM 3B33 Canadian Cinema
VISM 3B34 Japanese Cinema
VISM 3B39 Latin American Cinema
VISM 4B01 Experimental Film and Media
VISM 4B03 Contemporary Documentary Media
VISM 4B04 Re-presenting Women: Feminist Film and Video
VISM 4B05 Future Cinema: Digital Narratives

Last Modified:8/28/2013 11:51:48 AM