Media Art is a broad term used to describe art that is created using film, video, audio, and other forms of digital and Web-based media. (Source)

The technologies and processes used and adapted to create media art may be traditional, including, but not limited to, photography, film, photocopy art, analog and electro-acoustic sound, classical animation, and video/television. (Source)

Media Art:  Defined as art that is produced using or combining film, video, and computers, the media arts encompass a diverse array of artistic work that includes narrative, documentary, and experimental films; videos and digital products; and installation art using media.  (Source)

“students are taught to value the aesthetic qualities of media and the arts while using their creativity for self-expression through creating art and media”

See also these categories on the Media Literacy Clearinghouse website:   
Motion Pictures     Radio/Sound        Television/Video        Visual Literacy

PBS Teachers Launches New Digital Media Resources Digital media content and tools provide educators and students with tremendous opportunities to be media creators as well as media consumers. How do you help your students understand the ethics and etiquette of this landscape? How savvy are you about integrating media production projects into your work with students? We’ve gathered a range of resources and references on these topics and more to help you foster digital media literacy in your classroom. Check out these two new areas of the PBS Teachers site: Digital Media Literacy and Project VoiceScape 


Lesson Plans: (see also recommendations in the SC support document Introduction to Media Arts)

Recommended Resources:

Afterimage journal

From Celluloid to Cyberspace

The Media Arts and the Changing Arts World

Visual Messages

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