Course Requirements

This is a seminar — you will be expected to have done the readings before class and participate actively the discussion.

We will have a series of small assignments that are aimed at getting you to do hands-on media production — because the theory is only half the story; for this course, we want to produce media.

Your major deliverables are (1) a media product appropriate to your field and interests and (2) an accompanying essay reflecting on your topic, your choice of media, and how what you did relates to the topics in the course. This product may be something that you are producing for another purpose, including another class. For example, you may be producing a multimedia report for a client, or reporting on research that you are doing. For2nd-year  iSchool students, this can be a part of their final project report and presentation.

You will present this work to the class at the end of the semester. We will  also view partial producs and working drafts along the way.

This is not a heavy-duty media production class. We will use relatively accessible tools to practice producing examples of a range of media.