Film and Media Studies 265: Understanding Media Industries

Credits 4

Have you ever watched a film or TV show and wondered, “How did this get made?” or “Who is this for?” Media industries produce and circulate important cultural products that influence how we understand the world around us. This course critically examines the history, organization, everyday practices, and cultural influence of media industries. Topics include media industry ownership, regulation of media, how media industries make (or don’t make) money, creative practices and professions within media industries, distribution of media, and the impacts of digitization and globalization on media industries. This class will combine lectures, discussion, presentations, and writing assignments.  

Distribution Area
Students entering prior to Fall 2024: Humanities (HU DIST)