The Art and Sound of Video Games

MUS278 (Liberal Arts) The Art and Sound of Video Games 3 hrs. 3 crs. A relatively new form of media in cultural history, video games are actively played by roughly 183 million people in the United States alone. This interdisciplinary, team-taught course focuses on the aesthetic and sound production of video games. Throughout the semester, we will apply methods of critical analysis to unpack what creates a "successful" video game (and what does not). We will do so both chronologically and thematically, studying the history of the medium, and by analyzing how it relates to other forms of culture such as film, art and music. This course is cross-listed with FA 278.