TMA 492R

Media Arts Genres

Theatre and Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Intensive analysis of a single major traditional media genre (i.e., western, musical, sitcom, or melodrama) with consideration of contextual, subtextual, and textual issues.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

2

Fixed

3

Other Prerequisites

TMA 291 or 292; media arts major or minor status

Title

Horror Genre Studies

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Analysis of a Specific Genre

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Scholarly Genre Study

Learning Outcome

Identify scholarly material related to genre study.

Title

Context relationships

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Analyze Conventions

Learning Outcome

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