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MACS 395 A - Special Media/Cinema Topics - Documentary and Music Culture

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Cultural, social, historical, economic, and/or political issues in media and/or cinema; topics vary but may include: genres, historical movements, thematic studies, television, convergence culture, new media. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

The collision of music culture and documentary film has a long and wide-ranging history. From the early use of orchestras to accompany film screening to the documentation of underground music, the evolution of music counter-cultures, artist/band biographies, the commercial documentation of concerts, the realist music video and the current branding capacities of documentary for articulating artistic music innovation are at the forefront of our investigation. Documentary and Music Culture will survey music documentaries of all varieties, exploring the historical conditions of their production, their intervention into music culture and how these representations provoke exploration into the tensions around power, gender, class, race and sexuality. Please note: This section will be taught asynchronous (no live sessions). Course will be managed through Compass.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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