Fall 2011 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
We will begin EMAC 6374 by exploring how meaning is signified across different textual forms and by developing a working definition of “digital textuality.” With this foundation in place, the remainder of the semester will be divided between two related paths: theory and practice. On the theory path, we will read about and discuss postmodern and digital shifts in text, image, sound and moving image. On the practice path, students will apply their theoretical knowledge to producing media pieces. We will select a common topic and students will work throughout the semester to produce a multi-media portfolio in response to the topic. Students are expected to engage in processes of composition, collaboration, and revision as part of their portfolio work. The overall goals of the course are to become acquainted with the influence of the digital on forms of textuality and to put theory into practice by communicating ideas through multiple media forms.
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