22910285 - Arti audiovisuali per la media education

Audiovisual arts for Media Education

Educational objectives:
At the end of the course, students will be able to know and understand the development of audiovisual arts and the central role they play in contemporary societies, also related to the new forms of interactive communication. Furthermore, students will possess the ability to interpret and critically analyze audiovisual texts and products, and will be aware of the educational function of media as well as the social, cultural and ethical consequences of media education.

Expected learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding: students will have the understanding of the significant role played by media and the knowledge of the main aspects of media education. Furthermore, students will have the necessary knowledge of the main contemporary narratives as well as the formal aspects of cinematic and audio-visual texts.

Applying knowledge and understanding: the student will be able to use and critically analyze audio-visual and cross-media documents, also in order to recognize rhetorical strategies in films and audio-visual texts.

Making judgements: students will have a critical awareness with respect to digital media and the ability to analyze audio-visual texts and narratives.

Communication skills: students will be able to interact online as well as in person, by creating networks, managing and promoting communication and information.

Learning skills: students will be able to apply the learning skills developed, in order to improve their professional knowledge.

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Theoretical lectures on the following macro-themes:
- The contemporary media landscape and the concept of re-mediation
- The convergent and participatory culture
- New generations and the contemporary media landscape
- Media Literacy Education

Core Documentation

D. Buckingham, The Media Education Manifesto, 2020.
A. Buonauro; V. Domenici, Le nuove generazioni nel paesaggio mediale contemporaneo, Armando, 2021.

Reference Bibliography

H. Jenkins, Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture. Media Education for the 21st Century, 2010.

Type of delivery of the course

The teaching will be composed of a theoretical and a laboratory part, and will also include the viewing and critical analysis of film sequences and multimedia audiovisual content.

Type of evaluation

The examination will consist of an oral interview about the main topics of the course.