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Knight, Tara L

Associate Professor




courses taught

  • ARTS 5717 - Graduate Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with any single faculty member.
  • CMDP 2500 - Introduction to Media Practices
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Working in design groups, students will explore the expressive potential of media through the production of short projects, discussions, readings, formal analysis, and critique. Provide a basic introduction to media practices as an extension of "visual thinking" and through approaches to storytelling, and hybrid media forms.
  • CMDP 3310 - Performance Media Cultures
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Reflect on the cultural construction of old and new performance media through the lens of emerging practices and contemporary discourse. From ancient theatre to cinema, interactive television to YouTube, and multi-media dance performances to computer games, this course explores how media shape, and are shaped by, various historical and contemporary audiences and contexts.
  • CMDP 3830 - Advanced Performance Media Workshop
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2022
    Study practical, technical and theoretical strategies of performing with and through media. This is an in-depth course that investigates a narrow scope drawn from topics that may include dance/movement, the illustrated lecture, projection environments, digital sensing, responsive lighting or acoustic strategies for performance.
  • CMDP 4900 - Concepts and Practices of Contemporary Media
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Explores the application of new media technologies in depth and engages students in an ongoing dialogue about the cultural context of new media technologies and their own work. Students will produce a major media project that synthesizes methods of media making into modes of communication and expression. This is the capstone course for undergraduates in Media Production.
  • CMDP 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
  • CMDP 5500 - Documentary Production Workshops
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Workshopping and developing technical skills in documentary media production.
  • CMDP 6650 - Documentary MFA Thesis Seminar II
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores editing and post-production of the MFA thesis project. Emphasizes aesthetic choices (structure, narration and music), distribution, contracts and audience.
  • CMDP 7500 - Production Methods I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2023
    Provides technical resources for students to work with emergent technologies in a media arts context. This is a team-taught, practice-based course addressing various production methods, from moving image and video to web and network media to computational media.


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