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
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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 1000 (prior to 2003/2004).

NEW MEDIA 1010
Introduction to Animation

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

A survey of animation using traditional and contemporary techniques.

Equivalent: Multimedia 1010 (prior to 2003/2004).

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

NEW MEDIA 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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 2000 (prior to 2003/2004).

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

NEW MEDIA 2005
Design Fundamentals for New Media

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

Introduction to design fundamentals and principles as they relate to new media. Concepts and practice of graphic design, typography, and colour theory will be explored in relation to specific media such as print, web, and other new media applications.

Corequisite: New Media 1000.

NEW MEDIA 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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 2010 (prior to 2003/2004).

NEW MEDIA 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.

Equivalent: Fine Arts 2020 (prior to 2004/2005).

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

NEW MEDIA 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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 2030 (prior to 2003/2004).

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
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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 3030 (prior to 2003/2004).

NEW MEDIA 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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 3150 (prior to 2003/2004).

NEW MEDIA 3250
Media, Advertising, and Consumer Culture

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

An investigation of the various approaches and theoretical ideas concerning modern advertising, media, and consumer society in North America, primarily from a media studies perspective. Other topics include the history of advertising and media and their relation to industrial society, the rise of modern forms of consumption and communication, spectatorship and audience interpretation, advertising standards and regulations, political advertising, gender representation, the role of the consumer, and the creation of consumer desire in contemporary society.

Prerequisite: Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Equivalent: Fine Arts 3850 (Advertising and Consumer Society) (prior to 2006/2007).

NEW MEDIA 3300
Theory and Aesthetics of Digital Games

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

A structural and analytical study of the medium of video and computer-based games that explores digital games for their uniqueness as a medium, but also in relation with other aesthetic artifacts such as cinema. Topics explored include: history and origins, aesthetics and interpretation, genre, interactivity and narrative, character development, game play, mise-en-scene, and social issues such as gender and violence.

Prerequisites: Drama 3030 and third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Recommended background: An intermediate level of experience with video and computer games (console, PC, and/or online).

Equivalent: New Media 3850 (Theory and Aesthetics of Video Games) (prior to 2006/2007).

NEW MEDIA 3420
Narrative 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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 3420 (prior to 2003/2004).

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
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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 3520 (prior to 2003/2004).

NEW MEDIA 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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 3620 (prior to 2003/2004).

NEW MEDIA 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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 3680 (prior to 2003/2004).

NEW MEDIA 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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 3700 (prior to 2003/2004).

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 3850
Topics in New Media

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Variable

Topics in New Media not covered under regular courses may be offered under this designation, depending on student interest and availability of faculty and expertise.

Prerequisite: Variable.

NEW MEDIA 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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 4040 (prior to 2003/2004).

NEW MEDIA 4420
Narrative 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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 4420 (prior to 2003/2004).

NEW MEDIA 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.

Equivalent: Multimedia 4620 (prior to 2003/2004).

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.

Substantially Similar: Fine Arts 4060 (prior to 2003/2004).

NEW MEDIA 4651
Internship

Credit hours: 12.0
Other hours: Variable

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).

Corequisite: New Media 4661.

Substantially Similar: Multimedia 4050 (prior to 2003/2004); New Media 4650 (prior to 2006/2007).

Grading: Pass/Fail.

Note: Students must take New Media 4651 and 4661 in the same semester.

NEW MEDIA 4661
Internship Project

Credit hours: 3.0
Other hours: Variable

The completion of a written/media project to outline, document, and assess the student's experience during the internship.

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

Corequisite: New Media 4651.

Note: Students must take New Media 4651 and 4661 in the same semester.

NEW MEDIA 4690
Advanced Studio

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 2-6-0

Self-directed study focusing on conceptual development of new media related projects.

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing (minimum 90.0 credit hours) in the B.F.A. (New Media) program.

Note: Intended for New Media students not enrolled in the Internship Program.

NEW MEDIA 4850
Topics in New Media

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Variable

Topics in New Media not covered under regular courses may be offered under this designation, depending on student interest and availability of faculty and expertise.

Prerequisite: Variable.