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Academic year 2017-2018:

MUSI0802 Hip Hop Ecologies and Politics symposium 2 ECTS
General description
Throughout its history, hip hop has created spaces for engaging with social and political issues, and offered resources for creating, re-shaping, and performing local and global identities. This symposium will critically examine hip hop in its political, historical, geographic, cultural, ideological, and musical ecologies. The symposium will develop comparative analyses between Finland, the Nordic region, and the wider world, and build dialogue with international scholars.
Keynote speaker is Jeff Chang (Stanford University).
The seminar is organized jointly by the Musicology department, the Hiphop in Finland: Genres and Generations research network, and the IIPC.
Time: Period I, Thursday 5.10. & Friday 6.10.2014, 10-18
Place: Janus Hall, Sirkkala
Workload:
Participation in the symposium on both days + study diary in English/Finnish of selected presentations (minimum 6), 6-8 pages. Times New Roman 12pt, 1.5 spaced, 2,5cm margins.
Enrolment:
Registration not required.
Teacher responsible:
Inka Rantakallio
Teaching:
5-Oct-2017 – 6-Oct-2017
Evaluation:
Pass/fail.
Evaluation criteria
Study diary based on presentations in the symposium
MUSI1737 Audiovisual analysis 5 ECTS
Learning outcomes
Students will gain an overall understanding of audiovisual techniques. Students will learn to critically analyze audiovisual materials and to discern social, political and aesthetic themes and issues discussed in the examples, with the help of lecture materials, readings, and class discussions.
General description
The course offers an overview of research on new audiovisual aesthetics with an emphasis on techniques of close reading and cultural analysis. The initial two lectures will provide the conceptual and theoretical tools required to undertake audiovisual analysis, after which the lectures will be structured thematically, covering such issues as film music and sound analysis, new independent cinema, music video analysis, new music video forms, multisensory analysis of audiovisual materials, and digital platforms.

Guidelines: The course is intended for advanced or Master’s degree level students. Participation will include: attending lectures, writing three summaries of provided lecture readings (2-3 pages for each summary) and writing an essay of a related topic (4-6 pages, 5 ECTs).

Time: Period II, Tuesdays 12-14
Place: Hovi, V105, Sirkkala campus, Artium 1st floor
Enrolment
Registration not required.
Teacher responsible
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä
Teaching
24-Oct-2017 – 12-Dec-2017
Evaluation
Numeric 0-5.
MUSI1736 Music Videos: History, Aesthetics, Praxis 3–5 ECTS
Learning outcomes
Students will gain a wide understanding of the analytical tools needed for critically analyzing music videos as audiovisual works, andof the history and relevance of music videos in popular culture. The course will expand their understanding of music video aesthetics also in relation to other audiovisual genres. Students will learn to critically analyze music videos from technical, but also from cultural, social and political viewpoints, and to make us of course materials in their own idependent own research.
General description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of music videos, their functions, meanings, place in popular music, aesthetics, and technological aspects. From early music videos to recent music video albums (like Beyoncé’s recent Lemonade), the course will explore music videos from questions of technology and production to cultural readings of music videos.
The course is intended for advanced or Master’s degree level students. Registration for the course is required via Nettiopsu. Participation will include: attending lectures, writing three summaries of provided lecture readings (2-3 pages for each summary), plus either of the following options: 1. Writing an essay of a related topic (4-6 pages, 5 ECTs), or 2. producing your own music video (3-4 minutes) and compiling a short reflective diary of the work process (2-3 pages; 5 ECTs.) Please note: summaries of the lecture readings are required in both alternatives
Time: Period IV, Thursdays 12-14, starting on 8.3.2018
Place:
Lecture room Hovi V105, Artium 1st floor, Sirkkala campus / 7 lectures
Teacher responsible
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä
Teaching
8-Mar-2018 – 3-May-2018
Evaluation
Numeric 0-5.
 


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