You will be required to attend at least two cultural events outside of the classroom, and write a minimum one-page description of the event and your critical analysis of what went on. The events could range from concerts to artist talks, movies to art openings; Iʼm looking for a well-constructed critical analysis about an interesting event. Reference images will be greatly appreciated. *******************************************************************************************************

Course Title: Media I FALL/2011
Course Number: FDN 1311 07
Instructor: Nathaniel Freeman
Class meeting times: Tuesday 1-6pm
Location: Room 414
Office Hours: M, T, Th 12-1 - 316

Course Description and Goals:
Students are introduced to the digital resources at MCAD while exploring digital media and laptop computing. Areas covered include the Service Bureau, student servers, Media Center, and digital resources. Students discuss media and media artists as well as study various software applications including Adobe Photoshop and web-development tools.

Instructor Bio: Nathaniel H. Freeman is a multi-media artist, designer, and educator presently working in Minneapolis, MN. He received his BFA from the University of Montana, Missoula, in 1998 and his MFA from the School of Art+Design at Alfred University [N.Y.] in 2005. His work can be seen throughout the world - most recently at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, HallWalls Contemporary Arts Center [N.Y], and the Beijing Film Academy. He is the recipient of several grants and awards, including a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and an Archibald Bush Foundation fellowship, and is co-owner of Freeman Transport - recently featured in the Wall Street Journal and I.D. magazine's New + Notable issues [08 +09]. Freeman is presently a Visiting Artist in Media at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.