Media & Arts (Tracks: Creative Practice and History)

Duke Kunshan University
Kunshan, Jiangsu, China
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
4 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
$ 53,000

About this course

This major explores media and art as a means of communication and expression. By studying them alongside technologies and cultures, students will learn how to applie knowledge and manner to future life choices and further studies.

Entry Requirements

none

Curriculum

Media and Arts/Creative Practice

Required Courses

Divisional Foundation Courses
  • The Art of Interpretation 1: Written Texts
  • The Art of Interpretation 2: Images and Sound
Interdisciplinary Courses
  • Introduction to Media Studies and the Arts
  • Media and Arts Practicum
  • Media, Art and Critical Theory
  • Junior Seminar: Advanced Topics
  • Senior Seminar: Advanced Topics
* Choose one course from the following two courses
  • Global Art History
  • Global Media History
* Choose one course from the following three courses
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to Moving Image Practice
  • Introduction to Photography
Disciplinary Courses
  • Introduction to Genre (music, dance, art, photography, multimedia, etc.)
  • History of Genre (music, dance, art, photography, multimedia, etc.)
  • Theories in Genre (music theory, dance theory, art theory/concepts, media/visual media theory, etc.)
  • Practicum course I (music lessons, drawing and dance courses, photography, video or graphic arts courses, etc.)
  • Practicum course II (music lessons, drawing and dance courses, photography, video or graphic arts courses, etc.)

Recommended Electives for the Major

Courses listed below are recommended electives for the major. Students can also select other courses in different divisions as electives.

  • Editing for Film and Video
  • Screenwriting
  • Cinematography
  • Experimental Filmmaking
  • Contemporary Documentary Film
  • Documentary Photography and the Cultural Landscape
  • Audio Documentary 
  • The Photographic Essay
  • The On-Going Moment: Presentations of Time in Still and Moving Images
  • Producing Docu-Fiction
  • Digital Imaging
  • Computer Graphics
  • Graphic Design in Motion
  • Foundations of Interactive Game Design

Media and Arts/History

Required Courses

Divisional Foundation Courses
  • The Art of Interpretation 1: Written Texts
  • The Art of Interpretation 2: Images and Sound
Interdisciplinary Courses
  • Introduction to Media Studies and the Arts
  • Media and Arts Practicum
  • Media, Art and Critical Theory
  • Junior Seminar: Advanced Topics
  • Senior Seminar: Advanced Topics
* Choose one course from the following two courses
  • Global Art History
  • Global Media History
* Choose one course from the following three courses
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to Moving Image Practice
  • Introduction to Photography
Disciplinary Courses
  • Methods course: Methods of Historical Research
  • Pre-Modern History in the thematic area: Art History 1
  • Modern History in the thematic area: New Media and Society
  • One course from electives in the thematic area (i.e. Chinese art, European art, Genre art, etc.)
  • One course outside of the thematic area (non art history)

Recommended Electives for the Major

Courses listed below are recommended electives for the major. Students can also select other courses in different divisions as electives.

  • Culture and Industry
  • Comparative Media Systems and Chinese Mass Media
  • From Cool Japan to the Korean Wave: Popular Culture from East Asia
  • The Visual Culture of News, Past and Present
  • Public Opinion in a New Media Age
  • International Communication
  • Visual China: Modern Chinese History and Culture through Film

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