IAMAS

Research in Media Creation Ⅰ

In order to further develop research skills from the master’s course, students will develop the ability to independently carry out research activities from a research perspective based on their own themes and from an interdisciplinary and international perspective, as well as understand research methods for high-quality media creation. In addition, students will come to understand the procedures required to write a research paper and acquire methods for writing a research paper. Including literature search, collection of research examples, how to set and test a hypothesis, and discussion methods. In addition, faculty members will offer courses covering a wide range of interconnected disciplines taught in an omnibus format, aiming to provide a variety of case studies.

Course Plan/Overview

1st Class: Guidance and research theory (Nobuya Suzuki)
Confirm the educational program and research schedule of the doctoral program. Additionally, we will cover what you must comply with to continue your research, research logic, and basic rules of conduct.
2nd class: The aim of media creation (Masahiro Miwa)
To get a clearer picture of media creation research based on your themes, we will cover the essence of research, namely questions and cross-disciplinary study and its reorganization.
3rd-5th class: General view of research and analysis methods (Tomoko Kanayama and Masami Hirabayashi)
To concretely envision the research process required in a doctoral course, we will be considering what processes you should use after you know the topic, case research, literature research, field research, analysis methods, and evaluation methods.
6th-8th class: General view of media creation research and theorization(Yasuko Imura, Nobuya Suzuki)
This class will be conducted in a correlative process between research on the creation and theoretical research, including the setting of hypotheses on media expression and the verification of creation methods based on specific practices. Students will come to understand how to put together an outline of their research and discuss their creations supported by theory.
[Class 9-15] will be covering a wide range of topics and fields. Each instructor will be showing a variety of research examples and we will be discussing media creation.
9th class: What is cross-disciplinary in regard to media creation? (Masayuki Akamatsu, Ryota Kuwakubo: Media Art)
10th class: What is cross-disciplinary in regard to media creation? (Yasuko Imura, Shigeru Matsui: Essays on Art)
11th class: What is cross-disciplinary in regard to media creation? (Tomoko Kanayama, Koji Yamada: Media Communication)
12th class: What is cross-disciplinary in regard to media creation? (Shigeru Kobayashi: Innovation Management)
13th class: What is cross-disciplinary in regard to media creation? (Kyo Akabane, Nobuya Suzuki: Interaction design)
14th class: What is cross-disciplinary in regard to media creation? (Takahiro Kobayashi, Masami Hirabayashi: Communication Systems)
15th class: What is cross-disciplinary in regard to media creation? (Masahiro Miwa, Shinjiro Maeda: New Esthetics)

Textbooks /
Reference Materials

Materials needed for this class will be introduced as needed.

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