Teaching

List of Courses Taught

Graduate Courses

1- Course: Global Media Cultures

Function: Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Jönköping University, Sweden

Program: International Communication Master’s Program

Description: This course consists of lectures, seminars and exercises performed individually or in groups. The aim is to explain different forms of international communication, the interrelation between media, and globalization and between media, communication and culture in different settings.

2-  Course: Sustainable Communication

Function: Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Jönköping University, Sweden

Program: International Communication Master’s Program

Description: This course consists of lectures, seminars and assignments performed individually or in groups. The aim is to discuss media’s role in an economically, socially, and ecologically sustainable society.

3-  Course: International Communication Master’s Degree Project

Function: Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Jönköping University, Sweden

Program: International Communication Master’s Program

Description: This course consists of an introductory lesson, tutorials, and examination seminar. It is based on supervising second year students to develop and present their master’s thesis.

 4-  Course: Master Thesis in Media and Communication Science with Specialization in International Communication

Function: Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Jönköping University, Sweden

Program: International Communication Master’s Program

Description: This course consists of an introductory lesson, tutorials, and examination seminar. It is based on supervising first year students to develop and present their master’s thesis.

 5-  Course: Transmedia Storytelling 

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia and The      Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, Russia

Program: Transmedia Production in Digital Industries Master’s Program, Media Management Master’s Program, and Data Journalism Master’s Program

Description: This is a course both lecture based and practical oriented commited to: a) introduce the theories of transmedia phenomena; b) analyze transmedia narratives examples; and c) concretely create a transmedia extension connected to an analyzed project.

6- Course: Multimedia Production

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia

Program: Media Production and Creative Industries Master’s Program

Description: This is a practical oriented course focusing on pragmatic aspects of transmedia content development. The course is structured as a collaborative environment to create transmedia stories. Under the supervision of the course instructor, students work in groups throughout the module to plan a whole transmedia project and present it at the end. In order to reach this goal, the course is organized to offer the students lectures and practical work sessions related to the following main topics: Creative process, audience experience, and structure of transmedia project.

7-  Course: Transmedia Storytelling I

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia

Program: Crossmedia Production Master’s Program

Description: This lecture-based course is structured as an introduction of the theories of transmedia phenomena and in-depth analysis of transmedia narratives examples. The course is organized in five units to offer an overview of the current terminology and main concepts involved in transmedia phenomena; to introduce the basic tools and aspects available to contemporary storytellers; to link transmedia storytelling to issues of audience engagement in the process; to critically examine case studies of transmedia extensions; to consider key moments in the evolution of transmedia entertainment, and also to discuss the future directions of transmedia storytelling.

8- Course: Transmedia Storytelling II

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia

Program: Crossmedia Production Master’s Program

Description: This is a practical oriented course focusing on pragmatic aspects of transmedia content development. The course is structured as a collaborative environment to create transmedia stories. Under the supervision of the course lecturer and guest lectures, students work in groups throughout the semester to develop a transmedia narrative that utilizes at least three different media platforms or types. At the end, each group should present the first outlines of a transmedia project.

9- Course: Advanced Design Seminar: Design Criticism

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar

Program: Design Studies Master’s Program

Description: This semester course is a seminar to debate the professional and conceptual aspects of interdisciplinary design practice. The major topics are contemporary design thinking, evaluation of design effectiveness, environmental design, sustainability and theory in critical studies.

 10- Course: Interdisciplinary Design Seminar

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar

Program: Design Studies Master’s Program

Description: This semester course is a seminar to examine the theories related to the contemporary designer’s role in the technological, psychological, cultural and aesthetic environment. The seminar includes exploration of historical and contemporary art, architecture and design theories.

11- Course: Design Research Methodologies

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar

Program: Design Studies Master’s Program

Description: This semester course is a studio-based examination of design research methods with emphasis placed on linking knowledge, comprehension, and application of historic and emerging methods of experimentation in design. The course structure is divided in two parts: the first one is focused on theoretical concepts and the second one is more practical, which includes a visual final project.

12- Course: Materials and Methods Studio

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar

Program: Design Studies Master’s Program

Description: It is a studio course that develops skills in the use of materials, methods and technologies relevant to a broad range of activities pertaining to design. Emphasis on: video, photo, wood and jewelry under the supervision of the course lecturer and guest lectures.

13- Course: Design Studio One

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar

Program: Design Studies Master’s Program

Description: This summer course is studio based and incorporated the collaboration project between Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and Fudan University in China. The course culminated with a field study trip to Shanghai, China, including the visit to Expo Shanghai 2010.

14- Course: Methodological Strategy and Knowledge

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: University Centre Senac, Brazil

Program: Interior Design Master’s Program

Description: This is a theoretical course that introduces students to an array of aesthetical discourses and its play in design research, in the production of knowledge in design. The course focuses also on the creative process and surrounding concepts to make students aware of the process and improve their attitude towards innovation.

Undergraduate Courses

15- Course: Communication in a Global Media Environment

Function: Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Jönköping University, Sweden

Program: Bachelor’s Program in Media and Communication Science

Description: This course consists of lectures, seminars and assignments performed individually or in groups. The course focuses on the main theories and concepts that relate globalization and media and communication studies.

16- Course: The Foundations of Journalism

Function: Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Jönköping University, Sweden

Program: Bachelor’s Program in Media and Communication Science

Description: This course consists of lectures, practical workshops and assignments performed individually or in groups. The course covers the basics of journalism with emphasis on online journalism.

17-  Course: Introduction to Crossmedia Environments

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia

Program: Bachelor’s Program in Crossmedia Production

Description: This lecture-based course is a solid overview of crossmedia communication, one that builds from a general introduction to a specific examination of the media and genres of crossmedia to a discussion of the concepts involved in designing and developing crossmedia communication.

18- Course: Crossmedia Production I

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia

Program: Bachelor’s Program in Crossmedia Production

Description: This is a practical oriented course aiming to familiarize students with methods and processes of development of crossmedia content and to provide tools for the development of crossmedia content for different media platforms. Under the supervision of the course lecturer, students work in groups throughout the semester to practice the process of developing creative content for different media platforms.

19- Course: Drawing Studio

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar

Program: Art Foundation Program

Description: This is a semester course required for first year students in Fine Art and Design. Drawing: From pencil to perspective, from India ink to marker. An intensive drawing studio providing an in-depth investigation of line, perspective, figure, gesture, space, light & shadow, etc.

20- Course: Communication Theory and Semiotics

Function: Developer, Coordinator, Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Franca University, Brazil

Program: Bachelor’s Program in Product Design

Description: This is an annual course for the Bachelor of Product Design degree program. It introduces students to an array of international theories of mass communication and Semiotics. Besides the notions of mass communication, a panorama of Semiotics is provided, and the main focus is Peircean Semiotics and its fundamental concepts.

21- Course: Product Design II

Function: Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Tuiuti University, Brazil

Program: Bachelor’s Program in Product Design

Description: The course objective is to give the student basic knowledge of strategies, terminology and methods utilized in product planning/product renewal and product development. The course should also provide basic understanding of the design process, in the form of procedures, methods and techniques utilized in systematic design work. Course taught for second-year students.

22- Course: Product Design III

Function: Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Tuiuti University, Brazil

Program: Bachelor’s Program in Product Design

Description: The goal is to give the student more complex knowledge and methods utilized in product planning/product renewal and product development. Course taught for third-year students.

23- Course: Product Design IV

Function: Instructor, Examiner

Institution: Franca University, Brazil

Program: Bachelor’s Program in Product Design

Description: This is an annual course aimed to supervise students during their bachelor’s final project. Course taught for fourth-year students.

 

 

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