This course examines American film and television during the 1960s from a cultural and industrial perspective, with attention paid to visual and narrative style, as well as genre conventions that distinguish the period. Film Production Certificate students are required to register for the corresponding CT lab.
- How economic and creative changes taking place in the entertainment industry were unique to the era.
- Knowledge of the Production Code; the demise of the classic studio system; the convergence between movies and broadcasting; the impact of sociopolitical issues; and the power of the “counter culture.”
- Characteristics and influence of the rock-n- roll concert film, Cold War espionage, the television variety show, and the family melodrama.
- Students gain visual and critical literacy through viewing a selection of television programs and feature films each week combined with reading and writing assignments.
- Students take part in Online Course group discussions.