IMA Number: 780.95 | 3 credits

Course Type: Analytical, Production

Professor: Andrew Lund

This class meets WED 3:10PM-6PM in HN 544

Full Course Description:

This hybrid analytical and production course examines the legal, theoretical, and artistic issues arising from work based on or incorporating pre-existing works. The course will explore the shifting landscape of rights, reuse, and remix in the digital domain, with a particular focus on the practical and creative implications of fair use, transformative uses of copyrighted material, and ways to navigate obstacles and opportunities of “intellectual property.”  The class will also look at the narrative and structural strategies of adaptation and developing derivative works, translating a story from one narrative language to another, whether from life, from fiction, or from an idea, image, or issue.  Student work will include remixes of copyrighted works, conceptualizing projects within a fair use framework, writing treatments and screenplays, and negotiating and drafting various rights related agreements.

Permissions: E-mail IMA Director, cc Program Coordinator. You will be e-mailed when your permission is cleared.