Brock’s IASC Program Adds New Program Options

by David Hutchison

The Interactive Arts and Science (IASC) program at Brock University will be adding four new concentrations this Fall:

Digital Expression: Digital content creation through the humanities, including narrative, literature, theatre, music, and art;

Digital Prototyping: The exploration of digital ideas from inception to production;

Digital Scholarship: The development and use of digital and collaborative technologies to collect, analyze, and represent data within academic disciplines;

Instructional Design: The design of interactive curricula components for teaching at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels and other instructional contexts.

The four new concentrations will further diversify the IASC undergraduate program and help differentiate it from the new GAME program which will launch in the Fall of 2016. GAME is a partnership between Brock University and Niagara College.

One of the major goals of the new Digital Scholarship concentration is to provide course-based pathways for IASC students to contribute to digital scholars’  research projects, both within and beyond the CDH.

Also new this Fall will be the Centre for Digital Humanities’ first large enrolment online course – IASC 1F02: Being Human in a Digital World – which explores the intersection of current and emerging technologies and the human condition. The course is jointly being developed by the Centre for Digital Humanities and the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation with the support of a Brock E-learning Grant.

Brock’s IASC program offers a number of program pathways, including single and combined Majors and a Minor option. The IASC Honours program closes with a capstone production course in which students collaborate on the design of a new interactive media project from inception to release.

David Hutchison is Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities, Brock University.

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