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DIGITAL MEDIA (3.5 credits)

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 production skills to produce creative interventions in digitally mediated spaces, digital artworks, and prototypes for processes, interactions, objects, devices and environments.

An 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).

Not all courses are offered every year. Please consult the 2014/2015 schedule for up to date current offerings.


Required Course:
DIGF 3B01 Networked Communities & Environments 0.5
Choose one course from below: 0.5
VISM 2B41 Media, Messages and the Cultural Landscape: Introduction to Communication Studies
VISM 2B09 History of New Media Art
VISM 2B20 Web Theory 
ENGL 4B05 Digital Texts 

Choose five elective courses:


NOTE: choose five (2.5 credits) elective courses from at least three
of the four defined media areas: A. Networks, B. Installation and
Social Space, C. Mobility, and D. Code.

Students who took 0.25 credit electives in the past, must take more than
five courses for a minimum total of 2.5 elective credits.

Students must complete at least one Art studio (INTM) and at
least one Design studio (ADVR, ENVR, GDES, GRPH, ILLU).
At least 1.5 credits must be completed at the 300 or 400 level.  
A. Networks
ILLU 2B13 MediaStudio: Digital 
ILLU 3B14  Media Studio: Hybrid
B. Installation and Social Space
ENVR 2B15 Research Studio: Colour, Light and Environment
GDES 3B08 Wayfinding/Information Systems 1
GDES 3B13 Compelling Experience Design
GDES 3B38 Ambient Experience Design
GDES 3B46 Explorations in Architectural Glass
INTM 2B33 3D Modelling & Animation
INTM 4B10 Media Installations
C. Mobility
GDES 3B20 Design with Technology 1
GDES 3B70 Game Design: Conceptual and Visual Approaches
GDES 3B71 Game Design: Digital Development

D. Code
INTM 2B24 Introduction to Electronics: Kinetic Objects
INTM 3B40 Advanced Electronics (Not Offered in 2014/15)

INTM 3B45 Bending Reclaimed Technology (Not Offered in 2014/15)
Total Credits 3.5

Courses no longer offered which may be included in the minor:
GDES 3B41 Play Behaviour and Game Design 1: An Introduction to Game Theory and Interactivity (taken between 2006/2007 and 2009/2010)
ADVR 4A02 Interactive Space/Alternative Media (taken between 207/08 and 2011/2012)
GRPH 2A06 Interaction Design Studio (taken between 2007/2008 and 2011/2012)
GDES 3B07  Interactive Communication: Smart Screens (Retired)  
GDES 3B27 Interactive Communication: Beyond the Screen (retired)  

Last Modified:6/5/2014 9:31:18 AM