Jun 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

MAET-120 Media Aesthetics

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092, completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of ACRD-080. 
The principles of media aesthetics - light color space time motion visualization and sound - as they function in a finished product are examined. Students will learn to interpret and analyze the major aesthetic principles that drive a viewers perception of mediated messages and apply them to their own work.

Course Outcomes
1. Demonstrate, understand and identify the major media aesthetic principles of light, color, space, time, motion visualization, and sound 2. Use applied media aesthetic to critically evaluate the effectiveness of different forms of media 3. Demonstrate the creative application of media aesthetic principles in his/her own media projects 4. Identify contemporary issues and trends in media aesthetics through presentation of sample media works and readings 5. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical issues through in­ depth discussion of case studies and examples 6. Analyze how the origin, impact, and meanings of media messages relate to us and to our culture 7. Describe how a story’s author, content, audience, and media work in concert to convey a given message’s goal 8. Demonstrate an understanding of composition and the use of aspect ratio, framing, angle, size, scale, screen area 9. Demonstrate an understanding of editing to define the pace and flow of a given production and its message as it relates to the elements of objective, subjective and biological time 10. Describe and explain how mood and message can be affected by elements such as tone, delivery, inflection, sound, light, shadow, composition, color and saturation.