CMN 596 (01) - Special Topics in Media Studies

Spc Top/Media Studies

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 12890
Selected topics not covered by existing courses in media studies. Topics vary; course descriptions are available in department office during preregistration. May be repeated for credit if topics differ. Prereq: CMN 455 with C or better, or by permission.
Section Comments: Full Title: Special Topics in Media Studies: Multimedia Communication.
Equivalent(s): CMN 595
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Michael Soha

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 W 4:10pm - 7:00pm HORT B10
Additional Course Details: 

Topic Title: Multimedia Communication - This class is designed to teach students a basic suite of multimedia production skills to be used for communicating ideas, research, and other
forms of student scholarship. Like a class in Public Speaking, which aims to help students develop a skill set and is informed by the study of rhetoric, students in this course will learn multimedia production with the ultimate aim of having students apply those skills towards engaging in forms of multimedia-enhanced discourse. Towards this end, students will learn basic
principles of videography & photography, video editing, photo editing, audio production, desktop publishing, elements of presentation design, data visualization, web publishing, and more. After learning basic skills, students will choose one form of multimedia communication to focus on, culminating in the production of a capstone project. The goal of the capstone project is for students to use multimedia to communicate a piece of their own scholarship, research, or other scholarly endeavors in a creative way. This could be a video essay, a mini-documentary, a podcast, a multimedia-enhanced research publication, an animated ‘explainer video’, a narrated photo essay, or a range of other potential projects. This class does not require (or expect) any prior experience with media production. Students should be willing and eager to learn, as the class will cover a lot of ground quickly in establishing the basics of production. Students who have experience with digital video, photography, video editing, or any kind of multimedia production are strongly encouraged to enroll; the class has a flexible structure to enable those
students with already developed skills to work on advancing their knowledge towards mastery.