Cinema and New Media Studies Minor

The goal of Hamilton's Cinema and New Media Studies Program is to blend study in film history and theory while providing students opportunities to pursue their own artistic visions through the uses of new technology.

Overview
In today's digital world, moving images extend far beyond the traditional movie screen. Cinema and New Media Studies explores film as an “intellectual nexus” — a way of thinking about the world across boundaries. And because film studies at Hamilton is combined with new media, students have opportunities to see the broader context of imagery and text in the production of knowledge and culture. Courses from throughout the curriculum examine the ways religion, race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, class, the natural environment and other social and physical forces are represented and explored in cinema and new media as artistic expression.

Many of the courses offered through Hamilton's Cinema and New Media Studies Minor were case studies in the NITLE funded Media Scholarship Project.
Christopher Watts, Janet Thomas Simons, and David Baird, “The Media Scholarship Project: Strategic Thinking about Media and Multimodal Assignments in the Liberal Arts”. Educause Quarterly Volume 33(3) 2010 http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/TheMediaScholarshipProjectStra/213673

Collaboration

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Individual/small group
Faculty
Undergraduate students
Librarians
IT staff
Public
Help description
Sharing of Digital Humanities course assignment ideas. Collaboration across institutions on course projects in digital humanities, cinema, and new media studies.
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