DCMP

The following are Critical Media Practices graduate courses. Please see an advisor if you have any questions. See the course catalog for the most updated listing of courses.

CMDP 5100 Research and Methodologies Seminar3 credit hours
Explores documentary media pre-production tactics and strategies, including basic research approaches, planning, pre-visualization, stylistic approaches, scheduling, working with archive and documentary materials and documentary ethics. Restricted to graduate students.

CMDP 5370 Choreography, Cinematograph: Writing in Motion3
Examine media and moving image aesthetics, tactic and strategies by creating work involving movement and expanded notions of choreography. Within this course students compose images and sounds, structuring them temporally as they explore narrative and non-narrative forms. Restricted to graduate students only.

CMDP 5450 Contemporary Documentary Media3
Explores cross platform documentary media practices and contemporary debates in documentary through a study of documentary history, genre, ethics and changing forms. It develops skills in critically analyzing documentary media. Restricted to graduate students only.

CMDP 5500 Documentary Production Workshops3
Workshopping and developing technical skills in documentary media production. Restricted to graduate students.

CMDP 5600 Documentary Lab Seminar3
Explores and workshops documentary media projects and ideas from a variety of disciplines. This course is team-taught with affiliated faculty working in design groups within the documentary lab in one or more areas, such as Art and Art History, Anthropology or Geography. A total of 12 hours are required for IDMP MFA candidates. Restricted to graduate students only.

CMDP 5650 Documentary Field Work3
Explores distinctive and varied approaches to documentary field work and the uses of media for creative ethnography and other nonfiction practices. This course is team-taught with affiliated faculty from one or more areas such as Art and Art History, Anthropology and Geography. Requires a prerequisite course of CMDP 5100 (minimum grade D-). Restricted to graduate students only.

CMDP 5900 Documentary Production Topics3
Incorporates reflective study and practice in a course that consists of rotating topics in contemporary documentary practices, such as media essays, observation and participation, personal histories and voices, emergent technologies and documentary media and interpretive ethnography. Restricted to graduate students.

CMDP 5910 Individual Project Study3
Requires students to conduct self-directed research and production under the supervision of individual faculty. (Repeated up to 15 credit hours.) Restricted to graduate students.

CMDP 6500 Producing Practicum5
Explores advanced producing principles through the preproduction of the MFA thesis project, including the development of a professional project proposal. Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of CMDP 5650 (minimum grade D-).

CMDP 6600 Documentary MFA Thesis Seminar I5
Explores production of MFA thesis product. Focus is on production strategies, ethical challenges and other practical production issues. Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of CMDP 6500 (minimum grade D-).

CMDP 6650 Documentary MFA Thesis Seminar II5
Explores editing and post-production of the MFA thesis project. Emphasizes aesthetic choices (structure, narration and music), distribution, contracts and audience. Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of CMDP 6600 (minimum grade D-).

CMDP 6871 Special Topics3
Restricted to graduate students only.

CMDP 7100 Historical Overview of Technology and Art3
Explores a survey of historical trends in art and technology from the Renaissance to the contemporary global scene. Students investigate how artistic disciplines inform one another and how parallel developments in technology have played a significant role in the history of the arts. This course locates media arts within this broader historical context.  Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only (minimum grade D-).

CMDP 7200 Research and Methodologies I3
Introduces students to modalities of research and methodological practices in the context of media arts and technology. Strategies from a variety of academic disciplines will be critically engaged to provide a foundation for future work. Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only (minimum grade D-).

CMDP 7300 Theories of the Avant-Garde3
Explores various manifestations of avant-garde and experimental literature, art and media performance in the 20th century such as Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, Theatre of the Absurd, the Situationists, Fluxus, Oulipo and others. Media forms analyzed will include manifestos, sound poetry, theatre, the novel, happenings, cinema, installation and other forms of historical avant-garde art practices. Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only (minimum grade D-).

CMDP 7410 Topics in Cultures of Arts and Technology
Rotating topics in critical studies of media arts and technology.  Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only (minimum grade D-).

CMDP 7450 Comprehensive Exam Seminar
Designed in a seminar format, this course reviews literature and concepts in all prior coursework and guides studies in their preparation for comprehensive exams. All ETMAP students must demonstrate their understanding of the fundamental concepts explored and developed in prior coursework in relation to individual areas of research. Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of CMDP 7100, CMDP 7200 and CMDP 7500 (all minimum grade C-).

CMDP 7500 Production Methods I
Provides technical resources for students to work with emergent technologies in a media arts context. This is a team-taught, practice-based course addressing various production methods, from moving image and video to web and network media to computational media. Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only (minimum grade D-).

CMDP 7841 Independent Study1-3
Restricted to graduate students only.
        
CMDP 7871 Special Topics3
Restricted to graduate students only.

CMDP 7910 Topics in Art and Technology: Methods and Ideas
Rotating topics on media arts practices. Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only (minimum grade D-).

CMDP 8100 Dissertation Development—3 
Designed in a seminar format, this course guides students through the development of a practice-based dissertation in which constant critical thinking is required. Through intensive workshopping and close reading, this class guides students from the dissertation proposal to the opening stages of tangible, original research.  Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only (minimum grade D-).

CMDP 8991 Doctoral Dissertation1-10
Restricted to graduate students only.