INTRO TO MEDIA ARTS
Introduction to basics of digital image production and manipulation (stills and moving images) with
computer applications. Provides the technical and conceptual foundation for further study in the
Media Arts Major. Projects include working with manual and digital collage techniques; image/text
relationships; appropriation from print, videotape and electronic sources; collaborative image
production; associative matrices; moving image sequencing and editing; and concepts of
juxtaposition.

INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO
Introduction to Video is designed as an investigation of video as an extension of the fine arts using a
non-commercial/experimental approach. Production techniques, both portable and studio, will be
used to explore the medium to understand its potential as an alternative tool of expression, its
constitutive nature, its use as a social instrument and its relation to television and filmmaking. Basic
skills in video production and post-production will be acquired through creative problem-solving
methods addressing the characteristics of the medium and its ability to construct meaning.

INTERMEDIATE VIDEO
Intermediate Video is designed as a continuation of the investigation of video. Production techniques,
both portable and studio, will be used to investigate the medium of the moving image.

ADVANCED VIDEO
Advanced Video is designed to incorporate all stages of video production - from pre-production
research, through both location and studio production to non-linear post-production. The course will
be directed by the interests of the class and will concentrate on producing work around a central topic
developed collaboratively. Production values will be stressed in conjunction with an experimental
approach to the medium.

DIGITAL VIDEO
This course focuses on non-linear video editing and postproduction for the moving image and sound.
Projects in this class can be applied to videotape-based presentation, QuickTime movies for the
Internet or interactive CD-ROM and DVD production. Class content addresses issues of the
editorialization of content, elasticity of time, metaphor, sound integration, and personal
biography/geography/memory.

DOCUMENTARY, PROPAGANDA & SIMULATION
This course is an investigation of the use of media to document events, to fabricate events and
simulate events. In short, it is an exploration into the relationship between the "objective" reality and
it's representation both historically and contemporarily as a means to discern what this relationship
may have to do with truth and verification. Through examining various genres of photographs, films,
literature and videotapes, both traditional and alternative in approach, the course will focus on
identifying the "voice" of the producer in the construction of these documents.

STRETCHING MEDIA
This course investigates the use of video technology and digital image processing within a larger
context to include its use and production with 2D, performance, interactivity, installation and
projection in unusual combinatory and experimental modes of artwork.

PERFORMANCE ART
This course explores the production, historical significance and shifting definitions of contemporary
performance artworks. Through a series of projects, students will develop and present experimental
performance works in a variety of forms including media and Internet applications.

SOUND/IMAGE/TEXT
This course concentrates on moving image projects developed from sound and language based
sources; spoken word, written visual text, original audio recordings and appropriated sound. The
purpose of this course is to examine the relationship between the aural and the visual in a dialectical
mode as opposed to an indexical or illustrative mode. Students will generate original texts and sound
compositions and use non-linear audio and video applications to produce video, installation,
or web projects.

INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA
This course will provide the foundation for conceptualizing, developing and producing interactive
media projects. The course will examine the nature of interactivity from verbal conversation, body
language, books and consumerism, to hypertext, chat rooms, avatars and e-commerce. Projects will
address the appropriateness of interactive models to fulfill specific desires for expression and
exchange in the form of CD-ROMs, installations, web sites, and new undefined forms.

VISUAL CULTURE SEMINAR
This course functions as the Senior Seminar for the Media Arts Major. It examines the modes of
understanding an image-based culture in the 21st century and its historical precedents. Research
projects will be developed by each participant through readings in interdisciplinary areas, various
media and Internet resources and will accumulate practical resources to be shared. Project
presentations will vary in form and subject dependent on individual interests.

MEDIA ARTS PROJECTS
This seminar provides an open forum for a one semester-long senior thesis project proposed,
developed and executed using the tools and techniques acquired by the student over the course of
study in the major. Proposal includes timeline, budget, narrative, research materials and feasibility.
Projects are open to any form which addresses issues investigated within the major and which
employ intermedia applications.