Graduate

DANM 201 Recent Methods and Approaches to Digital Arts and Culture

Students examine methods and approaches to research and writing in digital art and new media, while exploring key theories concerning technology, art, and culture. Focus is on the interaction between digital technologies and socio/cultural formations.

Credits

5

Instructor

micha cardenas

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

DANM 202 Dialogues and Questions in Digital Arts and Culture

Students engage in dialogues at the intersection of theory and practice with the goal of producing a pre-thesis proposal and essay. Readings and seminar discussions inform the development of project proposals and essays, which theoretically contextualize students' work. (Formerly Digital Arts and New Media 203.)

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

MUSC 254Q

Instructor

Warren Sack

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

DANM 203 Professional Development for the Arts

A professional art practices practicum that focuses on researching opportunities and developing practical strategies and skills to ensure success outside an academic environment. (Formerly Frameworks and Arguments in Digital Arts and Culture.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

DANM 210 Project Design Studio

Students work on the design of individual projects by developing project proposals, budgets, proof of concept design documents and/or prototypes and exploring tools, technologies, programming languages, hardware, software, and electronics techniques relevant to their projects.

Credits

5

Instructor

Marianne Weems

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

DANM 211 Critique

First-year digital arts and new media graduate students are required to present work-in-progress based on the projects developed in earlier courses and during the current quarter in individual studio critiques with the instructor as well as in group critiques.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Gonzalez

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

DANM 212 Thesis Proposal

First-year digital art and new media graduate students work on the development and completion of their thesis-project proposal and abstract under the supervision of the program chair and their thesis committees.

Credits

0

Instructor

Robin Hunicke

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to DANM students.

Quarter offered

Spring

DANM 215 MFA Exhibition Production

Second-year digital arts and new media graduate students work with faculty curator/coordinator to develop thesis projects specifically for the group exhibition context. Students contribute to exhibition design and collateral materials while studying the unique presentation and curatorial challenges of new media.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

DANM 216 Digital Bodies

Explores the appearance, form, and theoretical status of the human body/political subject in online art. Focuses on representations of race and gender, family resemblances, and local communities, as well as the political and colonial metaphors of spatial interaction operating on the World Wide Web. Visual representations of bodies that take the form of avatars, advertising, robots, and anime studied in their contextual usage.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Gonzalez

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Upper-division undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

DANM 219 Introduction to Electronics for Artmaking

Intensive introduction to electronic devices used in artmaking, providing hands-on experience with sensors, motors, switches, gears, lights, simple circuits, microprocessors, and hardware storage devices to create kinetic and interactive works of art. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

DANM 220 Introduction to Programming for the Arts

Covers aspects of computer programming necessary for digital art projects. Students learn to manipulate digital media using program control for installations, presentations, and the Internet. No prior programming experience required.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

DANM 221 Mathematics and the Arts

Examines the role of mathematics in the arts since the computer revolution with an emphasis on chaos, fractals, and symmetry. Covers abstract animation and algorithmic music, including the history of leading innovators and techniques from 1950 to the present. Student projects explore the creative process today using cutting-edge technologies.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ralph Abraham

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Upper-division undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

DANM 227 Projected Light in Performance

Exploration of projected light in performance and art. The history of lighting as art is covered in a hands-on demystifying format from the shadow of a bare light bulb to the latest in automated and projection equipment and techniques.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Cuthbert

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Juniors and seniors may enroll with permission of instructor.

DANM 233 The Object as Interface

Combination theory and studio-based exploration into the role of the object in real and virtual space. Provides a broad conceptual and theoretical examination of issues relating to object-making on a physical and dematerialized plane.

Credits

5

Instructor

Wendy Hibbert-Jones

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

DANM 241B Modern Art: Cubism to Pop

A history of the visual arts from the 1910s to the 1960s beginning in Europe and moving to the United States. Follows key movements of modern art while emphasizing the social, political, and philosophical events that inform it. Students cannot receive credit for this course and History of Arts and Visual Culture 141B.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jennifer Gonzalez

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students in digital arts new media, film, music, social documentation, theater, or visual studies.

Quarter offered

Spring

DANM 250A Collaborative Research Project Group: Art and Science

Three-quarter, collaborative-research, project group encompasses a range of faculty-initiated projects that investigate new methods in art and science collaboration to solve real-world problems and produce outcomes of substantial artistic and scientific value. (Formerly Collaborative Research Project Group: Mechatronics.)

Credits

5

Instructor

David Dunn

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

DANM 250B Collaborative Research Project Group: Socially Engaged Art

Three-quarter, collaborative-research, project group encompasses a range of faculty-initiated projects that join digital methods with community-media activism to facilitate a culture of participation and social engagement. (Formerly Collaborative Research Project Group: Participatory Culture.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Sharon Daniel

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

DANM 250C Collaborative Research Project Group: Performance and Embodiment

Three-quarter, collaborative-research, project group encompasses a range of faculty-initiated projects that investigate performance and embodied experience as profound sources of understanding and communication, pushing the limits of human identity, affect, empathy, and expression. (Formerly Collaborative Research Project Group: Performative Technologies.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

DANM 250E Collaborative Research Project Group: Experimental Play

Three-quarter, collaborative-research, project group encompasses a range of faculty-initiated projects that investigate computer games and related forms to engage audiences, make arguments, tell stories, and shape social space through creation of new games and through reading and playing related works. (Formerly Games and Playable Media.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

DANM 250F Research Group: Isaac Julien Studio Lab

Research  group encompasses a range of faculty-initiated projects that investigate moving and still images to create visual and sonic languages for production, exhibition and installation.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

DANM 250G Research Group: Isaac Julien Studio Lab - London Quarter

Research group course taken by DANM students recruited to the Isaac Julien Lab, and focuses on production of Isaac Julien's and Mark Nash’s research, in parallel with students working on their own projects to develop and prototype their thesis work. Course includes case studies, workshops, guest speakers, seminar discussions, and site visits in London. Outside of class students will work on their independent projects, as well as projects in the Isaac Julien Lab alongside lab staff. Enrollment is by permission and is restricted to digital arts and new media graduate students in the Isaac Julien lab; and other DANM graduate students in other project groups or programs upon application to the instructors.

Credits

7

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring

DANM 254I Empirical Approaches to Art Information

Reading and practice in empirical methods, as applied to the study of music, visual art, multimedia production, and performance arts. Topics include semiotics, critiques of empiricism, cultural determinants and contingents of perception, the psychophysics of information, sensory perception (visual and auditory), memory, pattern recognition, and awareness. Students apply existing knowledge in the cognitive sciences to a developing creative project, or develop and conduct new experiments.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

MUSC 254I

Instructor

Benjamin Carson

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

DANM 280 Seminar in Digital Arts and New Media

Weekly seminar covering topics of current research in digital arts and new media. Focuses on student presentations and seminar participation.

Credits

2

Instructor

Robin Hunicke

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

DANM 281 Special Topics in Digital Arts and New Media

This hybrid theory/practice course examines the social implications of emerging technologies and cultural practices, with a focus on how artists and other producers engage with them in a critical manner that reveals their inner logics and/or deploys them for alternative purposes.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; juniors and seniors may enroll by permission of the instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

DANM 297 Independent Study

Independent digital arts and new media research project under the guidance of a digital arts and new media faculty member or other faculty with approval of adviser. Project includes readings, research, and a written report. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Maximum 10 credits.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

DANM 297G Independent Study

Independent digital arts and new media research project under the guidance of a digital arts and new media faculty member or other faculty with approval of adviser. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. May be repeated for a maximum 6 credits.

Credits

3

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

DANM 299 Thesis Research

Students carry out a master's of fine arts thesis in digital arts and new media research, under the guidance of a thesis committee. The thesis will be an arts project with digital documentation accompanied by a written paper discussing the student's preparatory research as well as the theoretical significance of the project. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Maximum 10 credits.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring