Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

FMST 288   New Media: History and Theory from Netflix to VR
Pre-RequisitesFMST 200
DistributionHuman Thought and Expression
Core AreaNone

Focusing on 21st century media production and consumption, students explore the impact of digital technologies on film, television, and social media. In addition to viewing a wide range of recent and contemporary works, from web documentaries to interactive films and Virtual Reality, "New Media" engages more directly and materially with contemporary moving images, industries, and infrastructures. The course addresses key issues in recent film and media theory by historicizing and contextualizing recent debates surrounding movie-going, connected viewing, interactivity, and streaming.