Courses

The IA major’s courses may be selected from the following arts disciplines:

IA 200: Interdisciplinary Arts
Introduction to traditional means (e.g. set design, musical production, text and illustration) and non-traditional means (e.g. performance art, video, multi-media installation, web-based digital arts) by which arts can be integrated or linked to other disciplines. Prerequisite: at least one entry level course from an Eckerd arts discipline.

IA 210A: Intro to Video Production
Basic processes and techniques for making and editing videos. Analyze film scenes to understand how editing contributes to meaning. Evaluation based on videos, written assignments and participation. Personal digital video camera recommended but not required.

IA 212A: Experiencing the Arts
This course immerses students into the visual and performing arts in the local arts community. Weekly field trips, reflective papers, and a minimum of 20 RSL hours required. Course fee: $100.

IA 240A: Sound Design
Philosophical and physical dimensions of sound, sound synthesis and manipulation, plus means of organizing sound. Reading and listening, creation of soundscapes, sound sculptures, film scenes and multi-media works.

IA 301: The Documentary
Students will review the history and theory of documentary film, and will employ contemporary documentary philosophy and techniques in producing their own videos. Prerequisite: IA 210.

IA 302: Narrative Filmmaking
An introduction to the steps in making a narrative film from pre- to post-production, including also some historical reference and film analysis. Students will work in small groups to make a short narrative video.

IA 499: Senior Project