Area of Study
Taught In English
Successful completion of introductory level media and cultural studies.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module aims to acquaint students with the practices associated with contemporary
Digital Media Production. Students will be presented with 2 options: Media Production or
Project Management and will be expected to engage in a small group project to select
and experiment with digital form and content.
The primary deliverable will be to create a Multi-Media website and to populate this site
with a variety of media: short videos, infographics, advertising, interactive displays or
By analysing and formulating criticisms of current digital media products- for the web,
mobile phones, DVD?s, title sequences for films, CD-ROM content, games- the students
will understand the context and relationship that needs to exist for each type of
They will learn the different techniques by which digital imagery can be incorporated into
websites, on CD?s, exhibitions, live performance productions, journalism and new
emerging technologies. There will be an exploration of the roles of the creative director,
the production manager, and of course the audience.
Practical projects by the students will appreciate the issues of how media and society are
integrally connected to the technical aspects of digital media design and production.
Summary of autumn semester content:
? Hello World, web design
? Design: Html and CSS
? Video editing and recording/editing Sound on Booths
? Uploading, servers
? FileZilla ? The free FTP solution
Summary of spring semester content:
? The Producer/Project Manager Role
? Brand Strategy: websites
? Google Adwords and SEO
? Wordpress.org and wordpress.com sites
? Understanding categories of documentary: expository /voice of god; point of
view; docu-soaps; the Broomfield approach, non-linearity and the impact of
? Storyboarding and editing for documentary
First 6 weeks: Lectures and demonstrations
Followed by: Seminars and workshops
STUDY OPTION 1:
? Product Research Blog (50%)
? Multimedia Project (40%)
? Peer Assessment (10%)
STUDY OPTION 2: individual website and blog.
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.