Media Design (Formerly: Media Practices: Concepts) examines the character of different media forms, the relationship between them, and guidelines for choosing which combination is best for a given communications project.  Concentrating on design thinking, it offers an experiential tour of the creative toolset and critical precepts of media practice, and serves as the prerequisite course for additional Media Practice and Project production courses in the media studies MA curriculum.  Through a series of short projects, students work with sound, the digital still image and its sequencing, lighting and the moving image and digital post-production and distribution techniques.  Using current versions of digital production tools, student designers focus on the important primary concepts of digital media making.  The course’s broad goal is to connect students to their personal sources of creativity and achieve technical production proficiencies that may be built upon in subsequent courses.

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