Online Media Arts Courses
The online media arts courses focus on the development of students’ creativity, artistic and technical skills, and theoretical knowledge. Students produce media art works that communicate ideas, feelings, and beliefs to specific audiences. Our media arts courses also provide students with the opportunity to reflect on the social, cultural, and historical contexts of media art, which enhances their understanding of the world in which they live.
Four organizing principles guide the creation of media art works: hybridization, interactivity, duration, and point of view. Hybridization involves innovative ways of combining art disciplines to create what can be called “hybrid” forms of art. Duration explores the nature of time and how its perception can be manipulated and presented. Interactivity involves viewer participation and includes art forms such as interactive installations, performance art, gaming environments, and web-based art. Point of view can be expressed both conceptually – revealing, for example, the artist’s political perspective – and physically through perspective.
ASM2O Media Arts, Grade 10 (OPEN)
This course enables students to create media artworks by exploring new media, emerging technologies such as digital animation, and a variety of traditional art forms such as film, photography, video, and visual arts. Students will acquire communications skills that are transferable beyond the media arts classroom and develop an understanding of responsible practices related to the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media artworks.