Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

FMST 255 History of Television II

3 credits 45.00
200 level undergraduate course

The second part of a 2-semester overview of U.S television history. This second course explores the advent of the modern golden age of TV, beginning in the mid-90s with HBO’s “The Sopranos”, and its influence on American culture. This course will look closely at how TV and related media have evolved in the past 20 years, including cable, streaming, and web platforms. It will examine the increase in reality TV and scripted programming, the audience’s changing viewing habits, and their effects on storytelling and character development.

Priority registration for students majoring in Film + Media Studies, Film + Video, Film, Animation, Film + Animation, Film Design + Production, Film Design, MBET, Music, Writing for Film & Television.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.