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Frost, Steven Earl Instructor

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  • Steven Frost is an artist who tells stories of hidden histories through objects and performances. He sources archival materials to help audiences engage with and remember forgotten narratives, while also producing objects that help archive the community and experiences they are creating at that moment. He uses craft processes and theory to connect with the political, social, and formal histories of underrepresented groups.

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  • Contemporary craft, fiber and material studies, performance art, community building, relational aesthetics, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, pubic art

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  • CMCI 1020 - Concepts and Creativity 2: Media, Communication, Information
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Engages key principles and practices in the fields of media, communication and information. Emphasizes the analyses of new and old media, information technologies, verbal and visual literacies, communicative interactions and cultural practices through process-based learning and hands-on projects utilizing multiple modes of expression. Two semester sequence required for all CMCI students; 4 credit hours each semester.
  • CMCI 1030 - Becoming CMCI: Thinking Across Disciplines
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Engages key principles and practices in the fields of media, communication and information. Emphasizes the analyses of new and old media, information technologies, verbal and visual literacies, communicative interactions and cultural practices through process-based learning and hands-on projects utilizing multiple modes of expression. Accelerated, one-semester version of the introductory CMCI course for transfer students to CMCI. Formerly CMCI 1030. Requires a grade of C- or better to count toward degree.
  • CMDP 3310 - Performance Media Cultures
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    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.
  • MDST 2032 - Visual Literacies & Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Examines cultural visual experiences from critical perspectives and social effects. The course acquaints students with visual design in ways that include image-making as a cognitive and perceptual practice, the production of visual significance and meaning, and the role of technology in creating and understanding mediated images. Students will use a variety of means to produce visual narratives.
  • MDST 3341 - Designing Alternative Media Platforms
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores alternative forms of media to exhibit student research and build connections with community leaders. Surveys alternative exhibition traditions such as Social Practice, Relational Aesthetics and Craftvism to expand the impact of student work, culminating in the design of a unique cultural event focusing on each individual's research. Software/digital presentation skills.
  • MDST 4331 - Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in Popular Culture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Studies the construction, interconnections, and replications of gender, race, class, and sexuality in popular culture and how these constructs become cultural norms and mores. Uses critical methods with a focus on producing responsible viewers and readers.
  • MDST 5871 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Special topics in Media Studies.

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