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 January 2021.

Comments

Depending on the COVID19 situation, all or some classes might take place online. I will update all registered participants on our meeting location(s) in due time.

Dates

06 October 2020, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 25
13 October 2020, 12:00–15:15 Seminar Room 25
20 October 2020, 12:00–15:15 Seminar Room 25
27 October 2020, 12:00–15:15 Seminar Room 25
03 November 2020, 12:00–15:15 Seminar Room 25
10 November 2020, 12:00–15:15 Seminar Room 25
17 November 2020, 12:00–15:15 Seminar Room 26
24 November 2020, 12:00–15:15 Seminar Room 25
01 December 2020, 12:00–15:15 Seminar Room 25
15 December 2020, 12:00–15:15 Seminar Room 25

Course Enrolment

From 31 August 2020, 07:00 to 30 September 2020, 23:59
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (1. Section): Kulturwissenschaften

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Kunsttheorie

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (1. Section): Kulturwissenschaften

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Kunsttheorie

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

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

Industrial Design (1. Section): Introduction to Working Academically

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

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

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

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

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

Fine Arts (1. Section): Introduction into Working Academically

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

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

Individual courses: possible