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Media for Museums and Public Spaces

This course examines the nature, application, & use of media - including video, audio, multi-image, computer-based multimedia, Internet, & tie-ins - for such shared learning environments as cultural institutions, historical & visual arts museums, communications & entertainment museums & visitor information centers through the analysis of site visits & case studies. The use of media in curating & interpretation of exhibit environments, educational programs, orientation presentations, community interface, development & fund-raising programs is examined. Emphasis centers on developing criteria in decision-making processes regarding the variety of media choices available, analysis of the visitor experience, the learning environment & the ways in which media choices can serve a museum’s or visitor’s centers’ goals.

Course #
EDCT-GE 2200
Units
3
Term
Spring, Fall
Department