NMDS

5529

Projects: Advocacy Video

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Projects: Advocacy Video

Fall 2019

Taught By: Vinay Chowdhry

Section: A

CRN: 4152

Credits: 3

Advocacy media is used to train, teach, motivate, shock, inspire, raise awareness, consciousness and funds. With more opportunities for independent journalists and activist groups to form global alliances, Advocacy Media is an increasingly powerful tool for social change. In this course, students interested in the potent intersection of media, action and society will explore various theoretical approaches to social change as they work on exercises meant to expand and strengthen production skills. We will explore the advocacy potential of the production process as well as the product, including media training, witness and performance media and alternative authorship approaches to traditional documentary and narrative. We will also investigate the tactical potentials of various media including mobile video, podcasting and flash mob activism. While there will be some discussion of media history (WWII propaganda, ethnographic film) this course is not meant to be an overview of advocacy media's past, instead we will take a strategic approach to media advocacy as it relates to current social issues, now. Students will be required to make contact with non-profits, special-interest groups, their families, friends or communities to collaborate on a final project. So, it is useful to come into the class with some ideas about the issues or causes you might want to advocate for.

Pre-Requisite: Media Practices: Digital Video Production (NMDS 5428) or instructor permission. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:20am 10/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 602

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019