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Digital Art and New Media

Semester and Year FA 2017
Course Number ARTS-UG1635
Section 001
Instructor Cynthia Allen
Days F
Time 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Units 4
Level U



This workshop seeks to bring students from varying backgrounds together to engage in evaluating and developing digital new media for the Internet and other new media art installations. The Internet makes possible cutting-edge, student-centered, constructivist learning by collecting a vast array of educational and creative resources that can be explored: photos, text, animation, audio, software, and film materials. Each student brings to the class a set of experiences and skills, such as research, writing, design, film, music, photography, computer gaming, performance, animation, computer literacy, software knowledge, and Internet experience. Through lectures (including a survey of digital new media innovations), group discussions, field trips, and workshops, students will develop individual projects, based on their new media skills. The workshop will deconstruct innovative new media installations, mixed reality innovations, computer games, and films that use digital new media. The class will discuss new media concepts, content strategies, and frameworks that bridge theory and practice. Class projects, readings, and Blog journal-keeping reports are essential components of this workshop. Students are encouraged to supply their own media and take advantage of NYU’s new media tutorials.


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Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)