Majors

At Duke Kunshan University, each major consists of an interdisciplinary set of courses that integrate different forms of knowledge and a distinct set of disciplinary courses that provide expertise in specific areas.

Media and Arts ( Tracks: Creative Practice and History )
The Media and Arts major captures the breadth of both media as communications process and art as creative and documentary expressions. By exploring the history of media and arts as well as emerging technologies and cultures, students of this major will gain a depth of understanding that is broadly applicable to future life choices. The Media and Arts major at Duke Kunshan University will have two tracks: 1) Creative Practice and 2) History. The “Creative Practice” track will focus on providing opportunities for students to create the media and arts that interest them, with a strong academic foundation. The “History” track provides a mixture of humanities and social science approaches to understanding media and arts, creating a foundation for work in the field or further graduate-level study.
Media and Arts/Creative Practice

Required Courses

Foundation Courses
  • The Art of Interpretation 1: Written Texts
  • The Art of Interpretation 2: Images and Sound
Interdisciplinary Courses
  • Introduction to Media Studies and the Arts
  • Media and Arts Practicum
  • Course Name: Media, Art and Critical Theory
  • Junior Seminar: Advanced Topics
  • Senior Seminar: Advanced Topics
* Choose one course from the following two courses
  • Global Art History
  • Global Media History
* Choose one course from the following four courses
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to Moving Image Practice
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Foundational Questions in the Social Sciences
Disciplinary Courses
  • Introduction to Genre (music, dance, art, photography, multimedia)
  • History of Genre (music, dance, art, photography, multimedia)
  • Theories in Genre (music theory, dance theory, art theory/concepts, media/visual media theory, etc.)
  • Practicum course I (music lessons, drawing and dance courses, photography, video or graphic arts courses, etc.)
  • Practicum course II (music lessons, drawing and dance courses, photography, video or graphic arts courses, etc.)

Recommended Electives for the Major

Courses listed below are recommended electives for the major. Students can also select other courses in different divisions as electives.

  • Editing for Film and Video
  • Screenwriting
  • Cinematography
  • Experimental Filmmaking
  • Contemporary Documentary Film
  • The Photographic Essay
  • The On-Going Moment: Presentations of Time in Still and Moving Images
  • Producing Docu-Fiction
  • Digital Imaging
  • Computer Graphics
  • Graphic Design in Motion
  • Foundations of Interactive Game Design

*The above major and course list are pending approval by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China

 

Media and Arts/History

Required Courses

Foundation Courses
  • The Art of Interpretation 1: Written Texts
  • The Art of Interpretation 2: Images and Sound
Interdisciplinary Courses
  • Introduction to Media Studies and the Arts
  • Media and Arts Practicum
  • Course Name: Media, Art and Critical Theory
  • Junior Seminar: Advanced Topics
  • Senior Seminar: Advanced Topics
* Choose one course from the following two courses
  • Global Art History
  • Global Media History
* Choose one course from the following four courses
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to Moving Image Practice
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Foundational Questions in the Social Sciences
Disciplinary Courses
  • History Methods and Research
  • Art History 1
  • New Media and Society
  • One course from electives in the thematic area(i.e. Chinese art, European art, Genre art, etc)
  • One course outside of the thematic area

Recommended Electives for the Major

Courses listed below are recommended electives for the major. Students can also select other courses in different divisions as electives.

  • Culture and Industry
  • Comparative Media Systems and Chinese Mass Media
  • From Cool Japan to the Korean Wave: Popular Culture from East Asia
  • The Visual Culture of News, Past and Present
  • Public Opinion in a New Media Age
  • International Communication

*The above major and course list are pending approval by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China