FMST 025. Television and New Media
This course introduces students to major trends in critical thought regarding electronic media, including the rise of broadcast television, recent developments in narrowcast or niche programming and distribution, and the relationship among media industries, advertisers, and audiences. Special attention will be given to probing and historicizing the formal concepts of broadcast and digital TV, examining our ongoing cultural adaptation to emerging screen technologies and their attendant narrative and audiovisual forms. Coursework includes weekly blogging, one analytical paper, presentations, and the production of a creative TV-related project.
Prerequisite: FMST 001 .
Eligible for FMST, DGHU
Catalog chapter: Film and Media Studies
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/film-media-studies
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