Sep 22, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MEDA 153 - Video for Community Engagement


4 credit(s)
This integrated video production and studies course, is designed to enable students to engage the ways that: video media can impact identity formation; video media can be a means for self-empowerment; video media-making can be a tool for community building; video media can be a powerful tool for social change. The class will engage in exercises meant to explore making meaning through video images. Finally, Students will partner with non-profit groups whose objective it is to assist or enrich the community, and the students will collaborate on a video project as a means to further the community group’s goals and tell their story. These groups’ goals may include issues of social welfare, advocacy, environmental issues, sustainability, etc. Students are encouraged to use their strengths from other disciplines to better inform their storytelling. Meets 3 hours with substantial group production work outside of the classroom expected. MEDA 153 is designed for non-Film/Video majors with little or no prior production experience.

Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Humanities (2010 catalog) and Civic Engagement.



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