Introduction to Digital Media

Department of Film and Media
Spring 2005, Fall 2004, Spring 2004    
Media 161
Hunter College

This course is a hands-on introduction to the tools, techniques and concepts behind the production of digital media, including basic digital imaging, sound production and animation.The curriculum in this class emphasizes an integrated and creative approach to digital media production, including concepts in, and detailed instruction and practice of, the technical aspects of production. It is designed to give students a firm grounding in the practical and conceptual tools and techniques necessary in advanced digital media courses and will include the use of digital cameras and scanning, bitmap and vector-based graphics, output for both screen and print, digital audio recording and editing, use of the internet for communication, and animation. The course will also include discussion of contemporary issues related to digital media, issues such as copyright, privacy, identity, and use.