Digital Media Minor 2015/2016


Digital media are reshaping contemporary art, design and critical thinking. Digital technologies are key factors in creative practices and industrial innovations. This interdisciplinary minor offers students in-depth instruction in leading contemporary critical theories and art and design practices in digital media. Students will develop critical production skills to produce creative interventions in digitally mediated spaces, digital artworks, and prototypes for processes, interactions, objects, devices and environments.

An interdisciplinary minor in Digital Media is structured around a set of key digital concepts: Networks (Internet and distributed experiences); Installation and Social Space (concepts of tangible and virtual social space, materials, fabrication); Mobility (mobile media and interactions); and Code (programming, electronics).

Required Course:
DIGF 3001 Networked Communities & Environments 0.5
Choose one course from below: 0.5
SOSC 2005
Introduction to Media Studies
VISM 2002 History of New Media Art
VISM 2004 Web Theory 
ENGL 4003 Digital Texts 

Choose five elective courses:
2.5

NOTE: choose five (2.5 credits) elective courses from at least three
of the four defined media areas: A. Networks, B. Installation and
Social Space, C. Mobility, and D. Code.

Students who took 0.25 credit electives in the past, must take more than
five courses for a minimum total of 2.5 elective credits.

Students must complete at least one Art studio (INTM) and at
least one Design studio (ADVR, ENVR, GDES, GRPH, ILLU).
At least 1.5 credits must be completed at the 300 or 400 level.  
A. Networks
ILLU 2009 MediaStudio: Digital 
ILLU 3007 Media Studio: Hybrid



B. Installation and Social Space
ENVR 2002 Research Studio: Colour, Light and Environment
GDES 3007 Wayfinding/Information Systems 1
GDES 3012 Compelling Experience Design
GDES 3036 Ambient Experience Design
GDES 3043 Explorations in Architectural Glass
INTM 2016 3D Modelling & Animation
INTM 4001 Media Installations



C. Mobility
GDES 3018 Design with Technology 1
GDES 3063 Game Design: Conceptual and Visual Approaches
GDES 3064 Game Design: Digital Development



D. Code
INTM 2011 Introduction to Electronics: Kinetic Objects
INTM 3013 Advanced Electronics

INTM 3017 Bending Reclaimed Technology
Total Credits 3.5