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Media Art Fall 2013 Registration Information


I’m looking forward to seeing you in the fall. I know some of you have been anxious to get registered for classes. We had some last minute additions to the course schedule that we needed to confirm, but we’re all set now. Thanks for your patience.

How it works for this first semester is that we talk and decide on your schedule, then I take care of actually registering you. In subsequent semesters, we’ll meet for advising then you will register yourself online.

I’d like to get started this week and hopefully speak to most of you between this week and next. Here are the times I will be available. Email me which day is best for you and a specific timeframe if necessary. Also send your phone number or Skype address. I’ll email back and give you the time.

Thursday May 23 – 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Friday May 24 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday May 28 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday May 30 – 10:30 AM – 1:00 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 — 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 655 Topics on Media Studies: Queer Media, both which satisfy that requirement.  Descriptions for all classes can be found online. When you log in, click course listings and from the pull-down menu choose FALL 2013 and submit, then Subject: Visual and Media Arts (VM), Campus: Emerson College and Course Level: Graduate. If either 602 or 655 look interesting to you, you might want to take them as they might not cycle through again during your time here. 651 is offered every fall.

That’s the general approach. However, if you have a particular interest in audio or motion graphics, we might want to talk about a variation.

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 – MW 2-3:45
605-01 – MW 4-5:45
605-02 – W 6-9:45 (only a few seats left)
613-01 – M 10-1:45
613-02 – MW 12-1:45
651-01 – TR 4-5:45
651-02 – TR 12-1:45
602 – M 6-9:45
655 – TR 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,