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Courses

UCSB's Online Schedule of Classes:

To search for a course at UCSB, or obtain a list of courses by department, use the online Schedule of Classes.

Current Schedule of Classes - Winter 2019

Course
Day
Time
Location
Course Code

MAT 200A

Arts and Technology

4 units

Instructor: M. Peljhan

F
10am-2pm
Elings Hall 2003
31211

Description

Overview of the digital media arts field with an emphasis on technological developments and their integration in art research and production. Students are introduced to contemporary and historical directions and methodologies through seminar lectures, research presentations, and a final project.

MAT 201B

Computing with Media Data

4 units

Instructor: K. Yerkes

TR
12-1:50pm
Elings Hall 2003
31229

Description

Hands-on introduction to developing multimedia applications. Representation and perception of sound, images, and time. Media computing paradigms including OOP, callbacks, multithreading, OpenGL, distributed computing, algorithmic control, indeterminacy, real-time interactivity, and mapping data between sensory modalities. Students develop a series of audiovisual works (as C++ software) leading to a final project.

MAT 240B

Digital Audio Programming

4 units

Instructor: K. Yerkes

TR
10-11:50am
Elings Hall 2003
31237

Description

Digital audio applications development.

MAT 259A

Projects in Visualizing Information

4 units

Instructor: G. Legrady

TR
3:30-5:20pm
Elings Hall 2611
31245

Description

Project-based course focused on aesthetics of algorithmic visualization. Course concentration on fundamentals of data visualization and design, with an emphasis on data query, analysis, processing and visualization in linear, 2D frequency, and spatial map visualizations.

MAT 261C

Transvergence Seminar II

4 units

Instructor: M. Novak

W
2-5pm
Elings Hall 2615
31252

Description

Introduction to Transmodal Continuum. n-dimensional conceptions of space (and form) after Riemann. Scalar, vector, and tensor fields and beyond. Digital, physical, biological, and neurophysiological considerations in the poetics of the very small. Models of morphogenetic and evolutionary developmental emergence. World making and ontology.

MAT 261D

Transvergence Studio II

4 units

Instructor: M. Novak

W
6-9pm
Elings Hall 2615
31260

Description

Trans Architectures: The Pantopicon, Habitable Cinema, and Invisible Architectures. Multi-agent systems: Implementation of morphogenetic and developmental models of emergence. Design and implementation of everted virtual environments and eversive Worldmaking. Locative Worldmaking: linking locative media, online worlds, tracked/sensed space, and eversive virtual environments.

MAT 265

Open Projects in Optical/Motion - Computational Processes

4 units

Instructor: G. Legrady

TR
1-2:50pm
Elings Hall 2611
64303

Description

Student defined research projects course focused on optical, or other imaging/sensing device interfaced with a computer such as anamorphs, experiments in multiple exposure, spatial & virtual exploration, distance/presence, reflection and penetration (x-ray, infrared, medical (MRI, PET), etc.

MAT 270A

Software Development as a Means of Composition

4 units

Instructor: C. Barlow

W
4-6:50pm
Music 1129
31278

Description

First quarter of a course devoted to composition by means of software. Existing software of this nature will be demonstrated, discussed and where possible, used by students to generate compositions.

MAT 276LB

Digital Audio Montage

2 units

Instructor: C. Roads

M
3-5pm
Music 2215
31286

Description

Second quarter of a three-quarter sequence course that concentrates on studio based composition.

MAT 293

Internship in Industry

1-4 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
31294

Description

Special projects for selected students. Offered in conjunction with selected industrial and research under direct faculty supervision. Prior departmental approval required.

MAT 299

Independent Study

4 units

Instructor: TBA

TBA
TBA
TBA
31302

Description

Independent research under the guidance of a faculty member in the department. Offers an opportunity to qualified students to undertake independent research or work in a group laboratory in digital media arts and technology.

MAT 502

Teaching in MAT

1-4 units

Instructor: TBD

TBA
TBA
TBA
31310

MAT 594C

Special Topics in Multimedia Engineering, Visual Arts or Electronic Music.

1-4 units

Instructor: C. Barlow

T
3-5:50pm
Music 1145
31328

Description

Special seminar in selected problems in multimedia engineering, visual arts, or electronic music.

MAT 594CE

CREATE Ensemble

1-4 units

Instructor: K. Yerkes

F
2-4:50pm
Music 0314 Studio Varese
31336

Description

Hands on practical approach to composition, improvisation, critique, refinement, and research dedicated to live performance.

Open to laptops, new interfaces for artistic expression, audiovisual art, live coding, local and/or wide area networked performance, interactive dance, music for acoustic and electronic instruments, performance art, trans-categorical live performance, etc.

Prerequisite: graduate standing in MAT or Music or consent of instructor; students are expected to contribute some combination of technical development, composition, and/or performance skills. Optionally, take in conjunction with independent study for related research.

We will prepare one structured improvisation for the entire group and several smaller pieces according to our resources. Will discuss many potential venues on and off campus for events.

MAT 594H

Special Topics in Multimedia Engineering, Visual Arts or Electronic Music.

1-4 units

Instructor: Y. Visell

TR
2-3:15pm
Phelps Hall 2524
31344

MAT 594P

Special Topics in Multimedia Engineering, Visual Arts or Electronic Music.

1-4 units

Instructor: J. Kuchera-Morin

MW
10am-12pm
Elings Hall 2809
31351

MAT 594R

Special Topics in Multimedia Engineering, Visual Arts or Electronic Music.

1-4 units

Instructor: C. Roads

F
5-6pm
Elings Hall 2003
31369

MAT 595M

Media Arts and Technology Seminar Series

1 unit

Instructor: M. Peljhan

M
1-2:30pm
Elings Hall 1601
31377

Description

A weekly writing, theory and guest lectures seminar, focused on research topics of interest to the wide fields at the intersection of media arts and technology. The seminar is organized in topical modules, covering writing methodologies, media theory, philosophy and critique.

MAT 596

Directed Research

2-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
31385

MAT 597

Individual Study, PhD exams

1-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
31393

MAT 598

MS Thesis/Project Research

1-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
31401

MAT 599

PhD Dissertation Preparation

1-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
31419

Miscellaneous

M - Monday,  T - Tuesday,  W - Wednesday,  R - Thursday,  F - Friday.

Choose your electives from Art, Computer Science, ECE, and Music, then have them approved by the instructor.

Instructor Codes: C. Barlow (26), A. Cabrera (17), T. Höllerer (27), J. Kuchera-Morin (33), G. Legrady (09), M. Novak (03), M. Peljhan (11), C. Roads (08), M. Turk (04), Y. Visell (18), K. Yerkes (21).