MATX 604 (Schedule #17499)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Spring 2011
T 4-6:40pm :: 330 Hibbs Hall
Prof. David Golumbia
324D Hibbs Hall
Spring 2011 Office Hours: m 2-3:30pm & 5:30-6pm; w 5:30-6:30pm

MATX Core Curriculum
Production and Application Workshop

This course, exclusively intended for the first year MATX students, provides an opportunity for students to focus in on the technologies and media that they intend to learn in greater detail, and even more so provides the opportunity for the students to work individually and in groups to develop the spefici areas in which they plan to do professional research. Projects and topics will be chosen in consultation with the students, but will in general apply new media and technologies to interdisciplinary reserach topics. Some attention will be paid to preparing for, planning, and even executing part of the portfolio that is requied in the 1st semester of your second year. The class is graded via participation and engagement with projects, rather than how many new technologies you manage to "learn."

Assignments and Evaluation

Evaluation is based on participation (40%) and final projects defined by and with the instructor.


Week-by-Week Syllabus

Week One. Introduction

Week Two. Projects

Week Three. Projects

Week Four. Projects

Week Five. Projects

Week Six. Projects

Week Seven. Projects

Week Eight. Projects.

Spring Break

Week Nine. Projects

Week Ten. Projects

Week Eleven. Projects

Week Twelve. Projects

Week Thirteen. Projects

Week Fourteen. Projects

Week Fifteen. Projects

Final project due in my English Dept mailbox or via email by 5pm, Tuesday, May 11, 2010. There is no final exam for the course.

Last updated  February 3, 2011.