The Music Video

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
The Music Video
Spring 2024
Taught By: Sonya Mason
Section: A

CRN: 8398

Credits: 3

This course traces the history of the music video from the early 1980s to the present, exploring the connections and interrelations between culture, film and television, and music. We explore and analyze techniques such as the use of editing to create a visual landscape and reinforce the rhythm or form of the music. We survey video genres and the use of setting to trigger cultural associations in listeners, such as outdoor settings in hip-hop videos, as in Lauryn Hill’s “Doo-Wop (That Thing),” and fantasy settings in pop videos, as in Duran Duran’s “Wild Boys.” We discuss sexuality, gender, and ethnicity and look at how their portrayal has changed over time, to bring us Lady Gaga’s “Judas” and Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca.”

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:52pm EDT 10/1/2023

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/15/2024