The courses listed in this page give a general idea about the courses offered by the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Students must refer to OSCAR to learn about current course offerings for a specific semester. All courses are three credit hours, unless otherwise specified.

 


Core Courses

LMC 6310: The Computer as an Expressive Medium
Required course for all DM majors. Explores the development of the representational
power of the computer and the interplay between digital technology and culture.
 
LMC 6313: Principles of Interactive Design
Required course for all DM majors. Design principles for exploiting the affordances of
the digital medium, including large information spaces and procedural environments.
 
LMC 6399: Discovery & Invention
Required course for all DM majors. The purpose of this course is to give students a suite
of methods they can use in professional settings to discover opportunities for inventive
new computational products and services. It complements the design and production
skills developed in 6310 and 6313 with applied research skills.

 


Project Studios

LMC 6650: Adaptive Digital Media Lab
LMC 6650: Speculative Civics
LMC 6650: Seeing Like A Bike
LMC 6650: Prototyping for Emerging Interactive Television Genres eTV Lab
LMC 6650: Visualizing Computer History
LMC 6650: Data Documentaries

 


Elective Courses

LMC 6311: Visual Culture and Design
Explores visual media through a mutually instructive and integrated interplay between
critical analyses and the creation of digital artifacts.
 
LMC 6312: Design, Technology, and Representation
Explores historical, cultural, and theoretical issues raised by technologies of
representation through critical analyses and the creation of digital artifacts.
 
LMC 6314: Design of Networked Media
Issues in hypertextual and multimedia design in networked environments, including the
World Wide Web, interactive television, and wireless applications.
 
LMC 6315: Project Production
Focuses on defining user and client needs, analysis of competing products, budgeting,
scheduling and management of the production process, and the design of the testing
process.
 
LMC 6316: Historical Approaches to Digital Media
Explores the place of digital media in the context of earlier media, including various
forms of writing as well as the visual media.
 
LMC 6317: Interactive Fiction
Students create interactive fictions in a variety of formats, including intersecting story worlds, interactive characters, simulations, and replay worlds. Models include films, print stories, hypertexts, online virtual worlds, and electronic games.
 
LMC 6318: Experimental Media
Familiarizes students with several areas of emerging technologies by critically examining
texts and artifacts within the context of their technical, historical, and cultural antecedents, with a focus on how technologies and culture mutually influence oneĀ another.
 
LMC 6319: Intellectual Property Policy and Law
Students examine constitutionally informed policy and pragmatic legal issues in
intellectual property law, focusing on the effects of power structures and information
digitization.
 
LMC 6213: Educational Applications of New Media
Investigates the educational theory and pedagogical uses of new media applications.
 
LMC 6215: Issues in Media Studies
Topics may include new media formations, technology and performance, the history of
television, audience studies.
 
LMC 6320: Globalization and New Media
Historical and theoretical overview of the connections between modes of global
integration and modes of representing information, and the application of these insights
to globally conceived information design projects.
 
LMC 6321: Architecture of Responsive Spaces
Students explore the architecture of hybrid computational and physical spaces, how we
can build habitation configured of physical matter and responsive computational media.

 


Additional Courses

LMC 6800: Master’s Project (6 credits)
LMC 7000: Master’s Thesis (6 credits)
LMC 7999: Preparation for Ph.D. Qualifying Exam
LMC 8803: Special Topics in Digital Media
LMC 8813: Advanced Issues in Interactive Narrative
LMC 8823: Special Topics in Game Design and Analysis
LMC 8831: Special Topics in Technologies of Representation
LMC 8997: Graduate Teaching Assistantship
LMC 8998: Graduate Research Assistantship
LMC 9000: Doctoral Thesis (6 credits)