Media Arts Genres

Media Arts Genres
Intensive analysis of a single major traditional media genre (i.e., western, musical, sitcom, or melodrama) with consideration of contextual, subtextual, and textual issues.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesTMA 291 or 292; media arts major or minor status.
 ProgramsContaining TMA 492R
Course Outcomes

Horror Genre Studies

To listen to a ton of lectures, read a ton of stories, and see a ton of films relating to a given genre. We will also learn about some of the social and historical factors that have informed narratives within that genre, as well as some of their many and evolving styles and conventions.

Analysis of a Specific Genre

Explore a specific genre as a microcosm of larger aesthetic and social development of popular cultural artifacts.

Scholarly Genre Study

Identify scholarly material related to genre study.

Context relationships

Consider the relationship of text, subtext, and context in genre film.

Analyze Conventions

Analyze the significance of conventions and themes both diachronically and synchronically.