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Wanda V Gregory
B CUSP 104
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core I: The Arts

Examines an important social issue such as ecology, art, political change, the power of media, educational reform, or the role of science in contemporary culture through interdisciplinary investigation, and the lens of the visual, literary, and performing arts. Offered: A.

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The “Interactive Media & Entrepreneurship” Discovery Core explores the key elements necessary to create a compelling business proposal and interactive media product. TOpics will include: MMOs, social networking games and applications, virtual worlds, transmedia properties, iPhone and smart phone utilities, and videoconferencing add-ons. Topics include: overview of the game industry, fundamentals of game design, virtual worlds, game aesthetics, playtesting and UI design related to games, narrative and character development, game and social design, sociological and psychological dimensions of games, play, identity and community. Students will then learn, at an appropriate level of complexity, about all the facets of creating a business, including product/service design and development, marketing, sales, finance, accounting, operations, and human resources. The end result will be a written business case, product concept and presentation. The class will be a combination of lecture, guest presentations, case studies, and exploration of games and virtual worlds along with participation in team projects.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Wanda V Gregory
Date: 05/19/2010