This MicroMasters program serves as an introduction to the ideology and experience of the IDM Masters program through an integration of theory (Theories of Media and Technology), social implications (Media Law) and practice (Creative Coding). After the completion of the three-course sequence, students pursuing the MicroMasters program certificate are required to create a digital media project of sufficient depth and quality that demonstrates mastery of the topics covered. This project will draw on qualities of each of the courses the students have taken, asking them to write code that is informed by contemporary media theory that takes social issues into account. IDM provides a unique combination of theory and practice that sets it apart from other digital media programs.
Courses under this program:
Course 1: Creative Coding
Creative Coding will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of object oriented programming, using code as a method for self-expression in a variety of media, such as 2D graphics, animation, image, and video processing.
Course 2: Theories of Media and Technology
In this course, students will examine and analyze the history and theoretical discourse of media and technology, while connecting these studies to contemporary trends and issues.
Course 3: Media Law
This advanced seminar explores in depth the theoretical and practical aspects of media-communications principles and regulations.
Course 4: Integrated Digital Media Capstone
This project-based capstone project draws upon the three courses in the IDM edX Micromasters by combining theory, social applications, and code. At the end you will have a portfolio-ready work.
Kevin Siwoff, Erik Dykema, Beth Rosenberg and Scott Fitzgerald