How do emerging media change the way we tell non-fiction stories? What kind of challenges do new media forms and practices pose to traditional documentary practice and established principles of narrative logic? Going beyond narrative, what are the potentials and limitations of using interactive and non-linear forms to negotiate between reality on the one hand and representation, and interpretation on the other? This practice-based course addresses such questions and explores documentary practice in emergent media technologies such as interactive web-based interfaces, locative media, GPS-adapted systems, VR/AR/XR and mobile applications. Students work with text, graphics, stills, sound, and video, and experiment with linear and hypertextual navigation interfaces as well as popular social media and mapping tools.
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The MA in Media Studies gives students experience in creative media making, critical analysis, and entrepreneurialism. The Media Management MS offers the practical experience you need to succeed in today's media industries. The Documentary Studies Certificate program provides an opportunity to study documentary filmmaking in a small, tightly focused program. The Media Management Certificate Program provides a strong foundation of management principles and leadership skills to find work in the ever-changing global media landscape.
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