Music Video Analysis

Course Code
MUSI 1559
Credits
3
Department
Elizabeth Ozment

How do music videos operate, and what do they teach us about American culture? This course will challenge you to critically engage with music video history. We will explore the creation of cultural narratives through the interplay of sight and sound and discuss how music videos shape our perception of artists, our own identities, and the world around us. Our study of music videos will intersect with broader discussions about knowledge, agency, and university life. It is my hope that nurturing your curiosity about creative practices will help you process and/or solve some of the problems you will face in the future.