Graduate Admission

Media Art Fall 2014 Registration Information

Hello!

I’m looking forward to seeing you in the fall. Below are the times I will be available to discuss registration for your first semester with you. Email me which day is best for you and a specific timeframe if necessary. Also send your phone number. I’ll email back and give you a set time.

Wednesday May 21 – 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Thursday May 22 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday May 27 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday May 28 – 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

If none of these times work, let me know and we’ll work something out.

Some things to think about before we talk:

  • Generally first year students will take 3 classes (12 credits) – one production class (almost always 613 Foundations of Image and Sound Production), one studies class and either 600 Business of Modern Media or 605 Writing the Short Subject.
  • 613 Foundations of Image and Sound Production is required except in rare cases when the requirement is waived. We can discuss it when we talk if you like.
  • 600 Business of Modern Media is required and offered every semester.
  • One writing class – either 605 Writing the Short Subject or 606 Writing for Interactive Media – is required. 605 is offered in the fall, 606 in the spring.
  • 3 studies classes are required – 651 Studies in Narrative and Media History (offered fall), 652 Theories of Integrated Media (offered spring) and a choice from several topics studies courses that cycle through. This fall we are offering 602 Media Production Ethics and Cultural Diversity and 664 Studies in Documentary History both which satisfy that requirement. Descriptions for all classes can be found when by logging in to http://ecommon.emerson.edu with your Emerson email login. Click course listings, and from the pull-down menu choose FALL 2014 and click submit. Then choose Subject: Visual and Media Arts (VM), Campus: Emerson College, and Course Level: Graduate. If either 602 or 664 look interesting to you, you might want to take one of them as they might not cycle through again during your time here. 651 is offered every fall.

That’s the general approach. If you have a particular interest in audio or TV studio production, we might want to talk about a variation. But don’t forget that there will be opportunities to take classes in motion graphics/animation, new media, experimental film and installation art in future semesters.

Most Popular First-semester Classes

Below are the days and times for the most commonly chosen first-semester classes. Classes meet either once a week for 3¾ hours or twice a week for 1¾ hours. Some classes have multiple sections, some just one. The campus is small enough that 15 minutes to get from one class to another is not a problem if you want to take back-to-back classes.

600 Business of Modern Media – MW 2-3:45
605-01 Writing the Short Subject – MW 4–5:45
605-02 Writing the Short Subject – W 6–9:45
613-01 Foundations of Image and Sound Production – M 10–1:45
613-02 Foundations of Image and Sound Production – MW 12–1:45
651-01 Studies in Narrative and Media History – Tues–Thurs 10–11:45
651-02 Studies in Narrative and Media History – Tues–Thurs 12–1:45
602 Media Production Ethics and Cultural Diversity – M 6–9:45
664 Studies in Documentary History – Tues–Thurs 12–1:45

Hopefully, this is not too much information to digest, but will help you feel more prepared to talk.

Talk to you soon,

Marc
l_marc_fields@emerson.edu