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Courses

Current Schedule

Winter 2018

MAT Core Courses

Course
Day
Time
Location
Course Code

MAT 200A

Arts and Technology

4 units

Instructor: M. Peljhan

F
10-2pm
Elings Hall 2003
29942

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 presentation, and a final project.

MAT 201B

Computing with Media Data

4 units

Instructor: K. Yerkes

TR
12-2pm
Elings Hall 2003
29959

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 Elective Courses

Course
Day
Time
Location
Course Code

MAT 240B

Digital Audio Programming

4 units

Instructor: K. Yerkes

TR
10-11:50am
Elings Hall 2003
61804

Description

Digital audio applications development.

MAT 259A

Projects in Visualizing Information

4 units

Instructor: J. Luo

TR
3:30-5:20pm
Elings Hall 2611
61820

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
29975

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
29983

MAT 270A/Music 210A

Software Development as a Means of Composition

4 units

Instructor: C. Barlow

W
4-6:50pm
Music Bldg 1129
29991

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/Music 109LB/209LB

Digital Audio Montage

2 units

Instructor: C. Roads

M
3-5pm
Music Bldg 2215
30007

Description

The second quarter of a three-quarter course concentrating on studio based composition, including digital synthesis (primarily frequency modulation, simple and complex; but also amplitude modulation and additive synthesis) using micro-computers, digital synthesizers and processing equipment.

MAT 293

** Internship in Industry

1-4 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30015

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

TBD
TBD
TBD
30023

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

TBD
TBD
TBD
30031

MAT 594C

Music Derived from Other Sources

4 units

Instructor: C. Barlow

T
3-5:50pm
Music Bldg 1145
30049

Description

This seminar offers nine illustrated lectures in which Prof. Barlow demonstrates how music can be derived from language, other music, algorithms, visual images and sound recordings. He will profusely illustrate these concepts by his own compositions, in addition to those of contemporary colleagues.

MAT 594CE

CREATE Ensemble

1 unit

Instructor: K. Yerkes

F
2-5pm
Music Bldg 2215
61812

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/ECE 194T/594T

Special Topics

1-4 units

Instructor: Y. Visell

TR
2-3:15pm
Elings Hall 2003 and Phelps Hall 2524
30064

MAT 594P

Special Topics

1-4 units

Instructor: J. Kuchera-Morin

MW
10-12pm
Elings Hall 2809
30072

MAT 594R

Academic Research Writing

1 unit

Instructor: C. Roads

F
4-5pm
Elings Hall 2003
30080

Description

MAT 594R is a course on academic writing, including PhD proposals, PhD dissertations, Master’s project documents, academic papers, diagrams, illustrative photographs, artist statements, curriculum vitae, course proposals, presentation abstracts, liner notes, letters of application, grant proposals, and proposals to faculty.

MAT 595M

Media Arts and Technology Seminar Series

1 unit

Instructor: M. Peljhan

M
1-2:30pm
ESB 2001
30098

Description

Special Seminars Focusing on Topics of Interest in Media Arts and Technology.

MAT 596

** Directed Research

2-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30106

MAT 597

** Individual Study, PhD exams

1-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30114

MAT 598

** MS Thesis/Project Research

1-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30122

MAT 599

** PhD Dissertation Preparation

1-12 units

Instructor: Use specific instructor code

TBD
TBD
TBD
30130

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).

** Requires Approval Codes. Please contact Ext. 2887 or via email: grad-assistant (at) mat.ucsb.edu.