Academy of Media Arts unique program has the ability to align realworld learning to a project-based learning academic media arts focus curriculum. Our ability to show scholars how the digital skill they acquire at AMA prepares them for future industries to come (driverless cars, virtually reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Augmented Reality) is tantamount. Academy of Media Arts’ scholars will be constantly engaged in the interdisciplinary design of PBL, so that they experience the real-world context of the content they are learning in their core academics.
Scholars at AMA will have a new opportunity each semester to demonstrate their learning through project-based learning with autonomy to choose their groups and topics, with clear roles and individual ownership for expected academic outcomes. This will prepare scholars for team dynamics when they enter a professional career setting, and also allows scholars to understand the importance of delegating tasks with everyone playing a different but key part to success. Scholars will also be able to identify and make connections to the skills they have learned and how those skills are transferrable to different industries (e.g., automotive, medical, aerospace, etc.) within and outside of the creative economy in the current media arts industry. Additionally, scholars will engage in mentoring, job shadowing, internships and other community-based learning for real world application and understanding.
This results in an opportunity for contextual or personal authenticity so that scholars experience “real world” processes or a connection to their own concerns, interests, cultures, identities, and issues in their lives…. where true motivation is tapped!