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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 minor 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).

COURSE           COURSE NAME                                                        CREDIT

The following course is required:
DIGF 3B01        Networked Communities and Environments   0.5
Choose one:
SOSC 2B02      Media, Messages and the Cultural Landscape:
(VISM 2B40)     Introduction to Communication Studies
VISM 2B09       History of New Media Art 0.5
VISM 2B20       Web Theory
(SOSC 2B20)

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). A minimum of 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 3B13         Media Studio 2 0.25
ILLU 3B14         Media Studio 3 0.25
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          Media Installations 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 (not offered 2011-2012)
GDES 3B53         Interactive Communication: Beyond The Screen 0.5
D. Code
INTM 2B24          Introduction to Electronics: Kinetic Objects  0.5
INTM 3B40          Advanced Electronics (not offered 2011-2012) 0.5
INTM 3B45          Bending Reclaimed Technology  0.5

Total                                                                                       3.5 or 3.75


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