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New Media (NMED)

New Media (NMED)
Faculty of Fine Arts


Note: 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.
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(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): New Media 1000
Corequisite(s): 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(s): One of 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.
Prerequisite(s): Art 2030;
New Media 2010;
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(s): New Media 1000;
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
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(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): Drama 3030;
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.
Prerequisite(s): One of New Media 2030 or Drama 2100
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(s): One of New Media 3010 or New Media 3420

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.
Prerequisite(s): One of New Media 2010 or Art 3060
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(s): New Media 3030
Equivalent: Multimedia 3620 (prior to 2003/2004)

New Media 3640

Character Animation I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0
Introduces students to character animation based on understanding of the anatomical structure of characters, mechanics of real and animated movement, timing, and animation principles. An important emphasis is placed on understanding the process of character development for 3D animation. Concepts and techniques are explored through short 2D and 3D animation assignments.
Prerequisite(s): New Media 3030
Equivalent: New Media 3850 (Introduction to Character Animation) (prior to 2007/2008)

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(s): 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.
Corequisite(s): New Media 3680
Equivalent: Multimedia 3700 (prior to 2003/2004)

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(s): Will be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings

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(s): One of New Media 3420 or Drama 2750
Equivalent: Multimedia 4420 (prior to 2003/2004)

New Media 4620

Character Animation II
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.
Prerequisite(s): New Media 3640
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.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours);
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.
Prerequisite(s): New Media 4640;
Completion of all course requirements for the B.F.A. (New Media)
Corequisite(s): 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 New Media 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.
Prerequisite(s): New Media 4640;
Completion of all course requirements for the B.F.A. (New Media)
Corequisite(s): New Media 4651
Note: Students must take New Media 4651 and New Media 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(s): Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 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 4830

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(s): New Media 4620
Equivalent: New Media 3830 (prior to 2007/2008)

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(s): Variable.