Teaching

List of Courses Taught

Graduate Courses

Course: Multimedia Production

Institution: National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia

Program: MA in Media Production and Creative Industries

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.

Course: Transmedia Storytelling

Institution: National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia

Program: MA in Media Production and Creative Industries, Media Management, and Multimedia Journalism

The course is structured as an introduction to the theories of transmedia phenomena, in-depth analysis of transmedia narratives examples and creative development of transmedia extension. The course methodology, in the context of media studies, consists of an interdisciplinary approach. More specifically, the course presents a particular analytical model developed by the course’s author dedicated to the analysis of transmedia projects aiming to understand how complex transmedia narratives are planned and executed. The course consists of lectures, seminars and practical work. All students are expected to prepare and present a seminar presentation as formative coursework.The students work in groups in order to develop all the course‘s activities. The course ends with the written analysis of a given transmedia narrative and respective creative project of a transmedia extension.

Course: Transmedia Storytelling I

Institution: Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia

Program: MA in Crossmedia Production

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.

Course: Transmedia Storytelling II

Institution: Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia

Program: MA in Crossmedia Production

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.

Course: Advanced Design Seminar: Design Criticism

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar

Program: MFA in Design Studies

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.

Course: Interdisciplinary Design Seminar

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar

Program: MFA in Design Studies

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.

Course: Design Research Methodologies

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar

Program: MFA in Design Studies

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.

Course: Materials and Methods Studio

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar

Program: MFA in Design Studies

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.

Course: Design Studio One

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar

Program: MFA in Design Studies

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.

Course: Methodological Strategy and Knowledge

Institution: University Centre Senac, Brazil

Program: Interior Design Graduate Program

This is a theoretical course for the Interior Design Graduate Program. It 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

Course: Introduction to Crossmedia Environments

Institution: Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia

Program: BA in Crossmedia Production

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.

Course: Crossmedia Production I

Institution: Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia

Program: BA in Crossmedia Production

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.

Course: Drawing Studio

Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar

Program: Art Foundation Program

This is a semester course required for first year students in Fine Art and Design. Drawing A to Z, from pencil to perspective, from India ink to marker. An intensive drawing studio covering the fundamental principles of drawing and their place in contemporary practice. Provides an in-depth investigation of line, perspective, figure, gesture, space, light & shadow, etc. Through the repeated physical activity of drawing, students will refine their intellectual powers of observation and visualization.

Course: Communication Theory and Semiotics

Institution: Franca University, Brazil

Program: Product Design Undergraduate Program

This is an annual foundation course for the Bachelor of Product Design degree program. It introduces students to an array of international theories of mass communication and Semiotics. The course focuses on developing notions of mass communication in the twentieth century, debates surrounding issues in the field, and the practical application of theory to practice. A panorama of Semiotics is provided and the main focus is Peircean Semiotics and its fundamental concepts.

Course: Product Design II

Institution: Tuiuti University, Brazil

Program: Product Design Undergraduate Program

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.

Course: Product Design III

Institution: Tuiuti University, Brazil

Program: Product Design Undergraduate Program

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.

Course: Product Design IV

Institution: Franca University, Brazil

Program: Product Design Undergraduate Program

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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