COMPOSING DIGITAL MEDIA
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
20786
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SU3 Elective Basis
Description
This course requires students to compose digital media while exploring the rhetorical, poetic, and political implications of multiple writing platforms. Students will learn how to compose a range of critical media objects using web-authoring languages, text, sound, images, and video in proprietary and open-source software. Classes will focus on theories of writing, composing, design, critique, delivery, and networked distributions; critique and analysis of digital media produced by professional and amateur digital media practitioners; and analysis and revisions of digital media composed by the students themselves.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: ENG 0102 or ENGCMP (0002 or 0006 or 0020 or 0200 or 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0210 or 0212) or ENGFLM 0210 or FP (0003 or 0006) *Applies to all WRIT Courses*
Class Attributes
DSAS Creative Work General Ed. Requirement
Writing Intensive Course (WRIT)
SCI Expression: Tech/Bus/Res writing Gen. Ed. Req.
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Humanistic GE. Req.
Class Notes
This section will focus on *layers* and *versioning* as core affordances of digital media. Students will work with free/open-source software to develop, review, revise, and reflect on compositions in the contexts of sound editing; image editing; and web design. The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is FULL COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-full-cohort-classroom
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Benjamin Miller
Meets
TuTh 2:50PM - 4:05PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
3911 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Seminar Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
20
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
19
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
10