Arts, Technology and Multimedia
We are in an age where multimedia is pervasive. We use it to relax and to research. We use it to interpret the world and to communicate. We use it as artists. Drawing from courses in the Departments of Art & Art History, Computer Science, English (Film Studies), Music, Philosophy, Sociology, and Theatre, the minor in Arts, Technology and Multimedia offers students a flexible arts-focused exploration of the creative processes, digital resources, and collaborative strategies used in creating sound and visual elements for multimedia and intermedia works. Through creative engagement and critical examination students will develop technique, conceptual and aesthetic sensitivity, and the ability to produce and critically evaluate multimedia and intermedia works from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Collaborative projects between courses will serve as a central unifying element in the minor. Close attention will be paid to the expressive potential of and issues related to each media element as well as to the interaction of all elements.
Requirements for the Arts, Technology And Multimedia Minor (5 Credits)
- At least four courses focused on use of technology in creating artistic works (starred).
- Two starred courses from one departmental area. At least one must be at or above the 300 level. (2)
- One course from each of 2 other departmental areas (2)
- One additional course (1)
- No more than 2 courses may be in a single department.
Department Areas and Courses
Note: All courses listed below are 1 credit unless otherwise specified.
Art & Art History
- IDS 252 (CA) Computer Animation Production*
- IDS 352 Advanced Computer Animation*
- CS 445 Computer Graphics*
- ENGL 135 (W, CA) Creative Writing: Screenplay*
- ENGL 210 (W) History of Cinema I
- ENGL 311 The Avant Garde as a Critical Tradition
A total of 1 credit from the following two courses:
- THTR 010X (CA) Theatre Practicum (.25-1) and/or
- THTR 011X (CA) Theatre Practicum - Atypical Performance (.25-1)
- THTR 110 (CA Theatre: A Contemporary Introduction
- THTR 140 Acting
- THTR 145 (CA) Acting for Non-majors
- THTR 356 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting*
- THTR 357 Scene Design/Production Studio I*
- Mike Nord, Associate Professor of Music, Co-Chair
- Jenny Orr, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Co-Chair
- Chris Harris, Professor of Theatre
- Sally Markowitz, Professor of Philosophy
- Ken Nolley, Professor of English/Film Studies
- Alexandra Opie, Assistant Professor of Art & Art History
- James Thompson, Professor of Art & Art History
- Angus Vail, Associate Professor of Sociology