Summer Session 2016

Summer Session 2016 information will be posted in February 2016. Continuing CCA student registration for on-campus summer courses will begin March 7; registration for nondegree students will begin on March 28.

Summer Session 2015

4D: Time-based Narrative

Instructor: Bijan Yashar
SF / CORES–112 / 23 sessions
Prerequisite: none
June 1-July 8, Mon.–Thurs., 2-6 p.m.

Digital media and communication technology shape our experiences and perceptions of time, ourselves, and the larger world. Working in the fourth dimension, students investigate interactive media, storytelling, diverse cultural contributions, personal and public actions, and social connections. Students explore collaboration, digital tools, and sequence structure in varied interdisciplinary forms.

All 4D courses emphasize designating roles in team projects and time management. Formal concepts include sound and image relationships, composition in frame, appropriation, image transformation, editing, interactivity, performance, and presentation strategies. Students choose one 4D course from the selection offered. Each option focuses on specific skills such as digital video, the web and interactive media, and participatory projects.

All 4D courses emphasize media literacy and digital literacy, professional file management skills, and an orientation to CCA's digital labs and equipment. (3 credits)

This course satisfies the 4D CORE Studio requirement or a Studio Elective.