This course introduces a broad survey of media arts and explores rapid changes in moving images, media and digital culture in the 20th and 21st centuries. Through lectures, discussions, readings, and writings about media examples, this course offers an overview of the ways in which various media arts have been developed, established , and discussed. Students will learn contextual information for major media examples, as well as to advance their understanding of theoretical concepts in media and arts. The goal of this course is to provide students conceptual tools that can be helpful in both critical thinking about contemporary media culture, and in the creative practices of media production.
This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.