NEW MEDIA

NEW MEDIA

Note: New Media courses are offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts. New Media courses were formerly offered as Multimedia courses.

NEW MEDIA 1000 (MMED 1000)
Introduction to New Media

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

A survey of artistic developments related to the electronic era, the relationship of computer-facilitated arts to traditional genres and a critical examination of selected contemporary works.

Prerequisite: Admission to the B.F.A. (New Media) program.

NEW MEDIA 1010 (MMED 1010)
Introduction to Animation

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

A survey of animation using traditional and contemporary techniques.

Note: Not counted in the core New Media courses in the B.F.A. (New Media).

NEW MEDIA 2000 (MMED 2000)
Interactive Technology (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Offerings in subject areas dealing with interactive technology.

Prerequisite: New Media 2020 (FA 2020).

Note: Not counted in the core New Media courses in the B.F.A. (New Media).

NEW MEDIA 2010 (MMED 2010)
Static Image Processing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Creation and manipulation of static images.

Prerequisite: New Media 1000.

NEW MEDIA 2020 (FINE ARTS 2020)
New Media Technology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1.5-3-0

Principles and practices in the use of computer software and hardware related to New Media. This is an introductory course in the editing of digital images, web authoring, and video editing. Students will learn concepts, terminology, software skills, and design principles.

Recommended background: Basic computer literacy.

Note: Not counted in the core New Media courses in the B.F.A. (New Media).

NEW MEDIA 2030 (MMED 2030)
Film and Video Production

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Introduction to film and video production with emphasis on film language, composition, and sequence construction. Basic cinematography, direction, and editing.

Prerequisite: New Media 1000.

Corequisite: New Media 2010.

NEW MEDIA 3010
Cinematography and Lighting

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-2-0

An introduction to lighting theory and practice for film and video.

Prerequisite: New Media 2030 or Drama 2812.

NEW MEDIA 3030 (MMED 3030)
3-D Computer Modelling and Animation

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0

Theory and professional practice of 3-D computer modelling, animation, lighting, texturing and rendering.

Prerequisites: Art 2030, New Media 2010, and New Media 2030.

NEW MEDIA 3150 (MMED 3150)
Seminar in New Media Studies

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Seminar presentation on contemporary issues related to New Media and interactive technology in a critical and theoretical context.

Prerequisite: New Media 3030.

NEW MEDIA 3420 (MMED 3420)
Writing for New Media I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Exercises in script writing. Fundamentals of narratology, style and genre for cinema, games and educational applications.

Prerequisites: New Media 2010 and 2030.

NEW MEDIA 3510
Film and Video Production II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Advanced film and video production in studio and location environments. Theory of production and post-production technology and methods.

Prerequisite: New Media 2030.

NEW MEDIA 3520 (MMED 3520)
Net. Art

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Design practices and aesthetics for print and the Internet.

Prerequisites: New Media 2010 and 2030.

NEW MEDIA 3620 (MMED 3620)
Digital Effects and Compositing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0

Production and post-production methods for broadcast and film: motion graphics, animation, visual effects, and compositing.

Prerequisite: New Media 3030.

NEW MEDIA 3680 (MMED 3680)
Interactive Media Sequencing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Creation of interface using materials from original sources to produce user-driven projects.

Prerequisite: New Media 3030.

NEW MEDIA 3700 (MMED 3700)
Production Management

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Group project experience emphasizing production with instruction in the following areas: budgeting, team building, software and hardware evaluation, and project marketing and management.

Prerequisite: New Media 3030.

NEW MEDIA 3830
Theory and Practice of Motion Capture

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Theory and practice of motion capture, motion editing, and motion mapping.

Prerequisite: New Media 3030.

NEW MEDIA 4040 (MMED 4040)
Alternative Realities Studio

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0

Creation of computer facilitated environments. The principles of dramatic interaction, computer-based composition, and sound and movement manipulation.

Prerequisite: New Media 3620.

NEW MEDIA 4420 (MMED 4420)
Writing for New Media II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Script development for educational, entertainment and business applications, with an emphasis on script planning and structural formats. Outlining, story boarding and production planning as the genesis of creative writing.

Prerequisite: New Media 3420.

NEW MEDIA 4620 (MMED 4620)
Character Animation

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Character animation production process. Storyboarding, lip sync motion capture, data filtering and application, character modelling and animation strategies.

Prerequisites: New Media 3030 and Art 2030.

NEW MEDIA 4640
Portfolio Project

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-0-4.5

Senior portfolio with a New Media focus; may take the form of a research and/or production project approved by the instructor.

Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours), and admission to the B.F.A. (New Media) program.

NEW MEDIA 4650 (MMED 4050)
Internship

Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-35

Supervised internship providing direct involvement in the New Media industry either locally or out of town. Arrangements to be made by the Faculty of Fine Arts internship coordinator.

Prerequisites: New Media 4640 and completion of all course requirements for the B.F.A. (New Media).

Grading: Pass/Fail.