MEDIA ARTS + PRACTICE
IML 104 Introduction to Digital Studies (2 units)
Two-unit introduction to media, art and technology in the context of various academic and professional disciplines. Students will study the history and theory of digital media while also gaining hands-on media authoring skills.
IML 140 Workshop in Multimedia Authoring (2 units)
Introduction to image, video, audio and web authoring in a variety of different topic areas such as storytelling, remix, mindfulness and marketing.
IML 201 The Languages of Digital Media (4 units)
Four-unit introduction to media, art and technology in the context of various academic and professional disciplines. Students will study the history and theory of digital media while also gaining hands-on media authoring skills. This course is similar to IML 104, but extends further into web and interactive media topics.
IML 340: Remixing the Archive (4 units)
An intermediate level course which approaches archived material from multiple perspectives, in order to develop new avenues of expression, education, and research. Students will all use the same media archive (a different one each semester) to create unique individual media projects.
IML 365: Future Cinema (4 units)
Examination of the history of cinematic experimentation to provide a framework for understanding contemporary virtual reality, augmented reality, interactive installations and large-scale urban screens.
IML 420 New Media for Social Change (4 units)
Students will survey, analyze and critique real world organizations and projects that harness media in new and compelling ways to foster sustainable civic engagement and social change. They will then work in teams to develop workshops that teach and spread those same practices to other groups that may benefit from them.
IML 422: Information Visualization (4 units)
This course offers an overview of specific forms of information visualization within a historical context, as well as an introduction to several prominent information visualization tools. It explores the interest in what has been dubbed “cultural analytics,” and both the tremendous potential and pitfalls of the visual.
IML 458: The Embedded Story: Designing Digital Landscapes and Languages (2 units)
Exploration of the imagined territories where language and landscape originate, converge and are transformed. Students will collaborate to create media in cross-platform environments using world-building, and other, methodologies.
IML 475 Media Arts Research Lab (2 units)
IML 475: Media Arts Research Lab is a specialized course that is taught in conjunction with one of SCA’s many research labs and/or research initiatives. The goal of the course is to give students some exposure to the innovative work being done at SCA. Participating labs include the Mobile and Environmental Media Lab, the Mixed Reality Lab and the World Building Media Lab.
IML 477: Embodied Storytelling and Immersive Docu-Narratives (4 units)
Examination of art, media, and theatre, to create an immersive, installation-based media intervention. Students will utilize the embodied 360-degree docu-narrative format. Students will craft environments within which story experiences can be framed, with a focus on grappling with real-world issues.