CMS.610 / CMS.922 Media Industries and Systems

As taught in: Spring 2006

Playing with a handheld video game controller.

The course examines the interplay of art, science, and commerce shaping the production, marketing, distribution, and consumption of contemporary media. (Photo courtesy of Jon Jordan.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Dr. Christopher Weaver

Course Features

Course Description

This course examines the interplay of art, science, and commerce shaping the production, marketing, distribution, and consumption of contemporary media. It combines perspectives on media industries and systems with an awareness of the creative process, the audience, and trends shaping content. There will be invited discussions with industry experts in various subject areas. Class projects will encourage students to think through the challenges of producing media in an industry context. CMS.610 is for undergraduate credit, whereas CMS.922 is for graduate credit. Though the requirements for graduates are more stringent, the course is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students.