Introduction to Media Studies. Methods and Methodologies

Kristina Pia Hofer
Fine Arts and Media Art, Media Theory
2020W, Proseminar (PS), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03463

Description

This course is a ‘Proseminar,’ literally a class that will prepare you for the academic Seminars (i.e., classes that require a 15-20 page academic term paper) offered at Angewandte, with a focus on methods and methodologies used in Media Studies. Which tools can help to think and write about media for an audience of academic peers? What is a suitable topic for a Media Studies paper? What methods of research can you employ, and how do they relate to the theories that interest you in connection to your topic? What is a Media Studies research question, and how do you build one? What is an argument, and how can you communicate it in your writing? How can you find and process literature, how can you organize your references? The course will be part inputs by me, part reading assigned literature and reflect on them in writing at home, and part workshops that will give you the opportunity to put your skills to practice, and to discuss them with your peers in class.

Examination Modalities

Attendance is mandatory. I’ll ask you to complete a number of short written assignments over the course of the term, which you will bring to class to get feedback on.

Grades will be calculated according to: preparation of assigned reading, participation in class (especially in workshops/group discussions), completion of written assignments, and a reflective oral or written exam in December 2020.

Comments

UPDATE November 3: Starting with November 10, classes will take place online. Links and passwords are provided in the ownCloud course folder.

UPDATE October 5: the course has been moved to bigger rooms! Pls check below for details. Our first class on Oct 6 will take place at Seminar Room 33c, located at the PSK building at Rosenbursenstrasse 3, 1010 Vienna.Thank you for accommodating these necessary last minute changes!

 

 

Dates

06 October 2020, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 33c
13 October 2020, 12:00–15:15 Seminar Room 22
20 October 2020, 12:00–15:15 Seminar Room 33b
27 October 2020, 12:00–15:15 Seminar Room 33b
03 November 2020, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 33b , "CANCELLED"
10 November 2020, 12:00–15:15 Distance Learning (details as described)
17 November 2020, 12:00–13:30 Distance Learning (details as described)
24 November 2020, 12:00–13:30 Distance Learning (details as described)
01 December 2020, 12:00–13:30 Distance Learning (details as described)
15 December 2020, 12:00–13:30 Distance Learning (details as described)

Course Enrolment

From 31 August 2020, 07:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: GO: Einführung in wissenschaftliches Arbeiten, PS

Art Education: subject kkp (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: GO: Einführung in wissenschaftliches Arbeiten, PS

Art Education: subject tex (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dae (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: GO: Einführung in wissenschaftliches Arbeiten, PS

Art Education: subject dae (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: GO: Einführung in wissenschaftliches Arbeiten, PS

Art Education: subject dex (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations: Theoretical foundations

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (1. Section): Wissenschaftlich theoretische und historische Grundlagen: Kulturwissenschaften

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie und Geschichte : Kunsttheorie

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (1. Section): Wissenschaftlich theoretische und historische Grundlagen: Kulturwissenschaften

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie, Geschichte: Kunsttheorie

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Theoretical Basics: Humanities

Design: Specialisation in Graphics and Advertising (2. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Humanities

Industrial Design (1. Section): Art and Cultural Studies - Basics: Introduction to Working Academically

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (1. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Free Elective Pool Methodological and Theoretical Basics

Conservation and Restoration (2. Section): Geisteswissenschaften: Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte

subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (1. Section): Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften: Einführung in kulturwissenschaftliches Arbeiten, PS (Überschneidung)

subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (1. Section): Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften: Einführung in kulturwissenschaftliches Arbeiten, PS (Überschneidung)

subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (1. Section): Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften: Einführung in kulturwissenschaftliches Arbeiten, PS (Überschneidung)

Fine Arts (1. Section): Scientific and Research Practice: Introduction into Working Academically

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (1. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Media Theory and Communication Theory

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (2. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Humanities

Individual courses: possible