Popular Music on Screens

Please note: this is archived course information from 2023 for MEDIA 218.


Explores relationships between popular music and visual media, such as film, television and online media. Includes analysis of documentaries, feature films, TV shows, music videos and social media platforms. Themes include stardom, fandom, songs, dancing, music genres, technologies and industries. Texts are situated in debates about music media and power relations marked by class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for MEDIA 218

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2023

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Nabeel Zuberi


Coursework only


MEDIA 218: 15 points


15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies or ANTHRO 106, and 30 points passed


FTVMS 218, FTVMS 323, MEDIA 323