Music, Media and Society

Written approval of program director
Electable by: 
GEMB graduate students
Required of: 
None; elective course in GEMB
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult for specific term availability.

This course explores the multidimensional relationship between music and society and its evolution in the past 150 years. Students analyze the impact of a number of different technological innovations on that relationship. Students also examine changes in consumer tastes and consumption trends in different periods of time and the reasons that motivated those changes. Students explore the intersection between music and the media and how that relationship has adapted to technological changes. Finally, students evaluate the impact of music itself on individuals, as well as music’s cultural dimension and the role it has played at times in channelling certain societal changes. Through this course, students gain a better understanding of the central role that music has traditionally played in modern societies.

Course chair: 
Emilien Moyon
Taught By