Options in Digital Media, Short Course

  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Please note, that the content, schedule, delivery format, availability and costs of Summer School Courses in Digital Media may be subject to change.

For the most up to date information, please visit the Harvard Summer School’s course options website.

For instance, you can take the following courses:
Creative Explorations in Screen-Based and Physical Computing

This course offers an introduction to computing as an expressive medium. We prototype, exhibit, and critique interactive, computational stories, art, and games presented as web applications and physical prototypes. We use JavaScript as a unifying language for programmatically controlling and combining audio, video, graphics, text, sensors, and actuators in these projects. Processing.js, D3.js, and Snap.js help us create data-rich, interactive visualizations, and Tessel.io serves as the microcontroller platform for our physical computing work.

Video Field Production

Through lectures and hands-on projects, students learn the equipment and techniques used in HD single-camera video production. Students write and produce a variety of projects that they see through from preproduction to postproduction. Students also learn how to edit with Adobe Premiere.

Character Design for Animation and Games

The design of a character connects us to the story. So much of the meaning and expressive capability of a character depends on choices of proportion, color, silhouette, and rendering style. This course explores principles of character design and development pipelines for creating expressive animation-ready characters in multiple styles. Students gain an understanding of how to design characters for animation and develop tools for solving visual problems, create a portfolio of character art in diverse styles, and take their strongest designs from 2D to 3D digital models

Registration opens March 1, 2017 for the following three summer sessions:
  • Seven-week session: June 17–August 5, 2017
  • Three-week session I: June 17–July 7, 2017
  • Three-week session II: July 9–July 28, 2017

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    4 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Please note, that the content, schedule, delivery format, availability and costs of Summer School Courses in Digital Media may be subject to change.

For the most up to date information, please visit the Harvard Summer School’s program website.

For instance, you can take the following courses:
  • Creative Explorations in Screen-Based and Physical Computing
  • Video Field Production
  • Video Editing and Digital Design
  • Character Design for Animation and Games

Study abroad program directors look for mature, academically motivated students who are willing to broaden their horizons, experience a challenge, and grow as a person.

Who can apply

Harvard study abroad programs are selective. To apply, students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have completed at least one year of college or be a first-year student
  • Be in good academic standing

All programs are limited enrollment.

How to apply

For all programs, application requires a completed online application, including a statement of interest in the program, a nonrefundable $50 application fee, and a transcript. Some programs may require additional application materials and interviews.

English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction at Harvard Summer School. If your native language is not English, you must provide proof of English proficiency, unless you are an admitted degree candidate in Harvard College, the Harvard Extension School, or a Harvard graduate or professional school.

Visa Requirements

The F-1 student visa is the appropriate visa for you if your main reason for coming to the United States is to attend a Harvard Summer School session on campus.

To be issued the F-1 student visa, you must first obtain the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility from Harvard Summer School.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • USD 3050 International
  • USD 3050 National
Tuition fee:
  • 3050 USD 4 credit course
  • 6100 USD 8 credit course

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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