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What is Media Art?

Media arts is the study and practice of human communication through photography, film or video, audio, computer or digital arts, and interactive media. Students exploring this category of art creatively structior the elements of space, time, light, motion, color and sound to express their perspectives, feeling and ideas. They learn to critically interpret and evaluate media within aesthetic, cultural and historical contexts...

The elements of media arts are:
Image / Sound / Space / Time / Motion / Sequence...

MORE INFO Perpich Center for Arts Education
www.pcae.k12.mn.us

Artopia > great one minute FLASH intro to the history of media!
http://www.knowitall.org/artopia/media/movie/movie.swf


more about the Minnesota High School Media Arts Standard...

The student will:

1. understand how a synthesis of the following components of media arts is used to define a work in media arts:

a. elements, including image, sound, space, time, motion, and sequence;
b. principles, such as repetition, unity, or contrast;
c. vocabulary;
d. structures, such as chronological or spatial;
e. styles, such as documentary, narrative, or abstract; and
f. technical skills, such as selection and use of the tools of the medium;

2. understand the similarities and differences among the structures and styles within media arts;
3. understand how the selection of criteria affects criticism of a work in media arts;
4. understand the connection between media arts and other disciplines outside the arts, such as mathematics, science, or history;
5. select criteria for evaluating works in media arts;
6. analyze and interpret media art through its historical, cultural, or social context;
7. support personal reactions to media art works using the components of media arts; and
8. articulate informed evaluations of media art works using selected criteria.

MEDIA ARTS. The student will:

1. understand the integration of the following components of media arts:

a. elements, including image, sound, space, time, motion, and sequence;
b. principles, such as repetition, unity, or contrast;
c. vocabulary;
d. structures, such as chronological or spatial;
e. styles, such as documentary, narrative, or abstract; and
f. technical skills, such as selection and use of the tools of the medium;

2. understand the cultural, historical, or social contexts that influence the creation of media arts;
3. use artistic processes to create a single, complex work or multiple works in media arts;
4. generate and clarify artistic intent for work in media arts;
5. make decisions based on artistic intent;
6. make choices based on analysis of audience and occasion for media art work; and
7. revise media art work using multiple sources of critique and feedback;