The New School, May 2016

Master of Science in Media Management, The New School for Public Engagement

Fall 2015.

Media Ethics: Exploring ethical issues in the media and debating them in class. Introduction to the fundamentals of moral choices, focusing on current ethical issues confronting those who work in print, broadcast, cable, and digital media -including social media.  

Producing Webisodes: Project-level course where we learn to pitch, incubate, develop, write, cast, shoot, edit, and ultimately publish three 3-minute episodes throughout the semester.

Design Principles: Exploring the principles visualization, graphic design, typography, and color theory using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Spring 2016.

Producer's Craft: A hands-on overview with special focus on the producer’s leadership within the creative process. Based on a fundamental assumption that collaboration works: in idea development, in project execution, and in amassing specific knowledge upon which success depends.

Media Economics: Exploring the history and evolution of media – essentially the creation, distribution and monetization of content – and evaluating each industry segment, from print to radio and broadcast television and cable television to music and film and digital media. 

Capstone Project: In this class, students synthesize the principles they have learned during their coursework to explore a sector of media that is of keen interest to them in depth.

Fall 2014.

Media Management & Leadership: Explores theories, including those encouraging a new sense of social responsibility. Applying these to a number of different competitive, structural, motivational, strategic, and organizational issues in the media world, by writing original case studies and solving problems in existing case studies.

Managing Creativity in the Arts: Understanding the worlds of the artist and the arts manager from the perspectives of working artists in the media field, for-profit media managers, and arts administrators.  

Digital Media Industry Perspectives: Understanding varying views of the forces that have shaped the growth of the media and communications industry. Includes the comparative impact of government policies, changing technology and the entrepreneurial and managerial drive of the key individuals who have built the media companies.

Spring 2015.

Projects in Digital Video Editing: Gained knowledge of the main non-linear editing tools of Avid Media Composer 7. Familiarity with film/video editing techniques and an overview of broadcast television technical specifications.

Directing Documentary: Advanced production course for the making of provocative documentary work. Modes and techniques, historical and contemporary, applying them to individual productions in developmental stages from story conceptualization to final cut.  

Media Design: Through a series of short projects, students work with sound, the digital still image and its sequencing, lighting and the moving image and digital post-production and distribution techniques.

The Florida State University, December 2005

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, School of Information Studies