A Media Arts & Studies bootcamp course recently garnered national recognition as an innovative way to teach hands-on production concepts. MDIA 1020 Media and the Creative Process is a course that teaches basic production for narrative video, audio, documentary, music, animation, screenwriting, sound design and digital games — all in the confines of a single class.
Combining online documentary lectures (“docu-tures”) with a wide variety of production assignments, student pick and choose content to hone their own creative approach to digital media. To receive grades and feedback, students post their projects to the student portfolio website, Seelio.
Earlier this month, Seelio highlighted MDIA 1020’s unique approach in three articles about digital media education - A 90 Minute Creativity Concert, A Community of Collaboration & Inspiration, and The Snowball Effect. Last week, students from the class presented their creative work at the Ohio University Student Creativity Expo. This week, the course instructors have been invited to speak at the Broadcast Education Association, hosting a presentation called: From Quarters to Semesters to Online: the Organic Digital Evolution of a Production Intensive Undergraduate Course at Ohio University.
Media and the Creative Process is a required class for all first year students in MDIA, but it is also attracting a growing audience across the university. More than twenty percent of the 215 students in the class this semester are students from outside of the school taking the class as an elective.
Associate Professor Eric Williams co-designed the course with Scripps College Associate Dean, Beth Novak. The course is taught each Spring, but will also be offered this summer in a face-to-face, flipped classroom format. If you are interested in watching one of the docu-tures, feel free to watch this one on Color & Light (password: MDIA1020). You can also explore student work via the previously linked Seelio articles