NYU Steinhardt

Special Topics in Visual Culture and Cultural Studies: Semiotics of Media, Art and Performance

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2406
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course will explore semiotics & performance theory by comparing the modes of performance used in media (including television, film, radio, advertising, theater, music & visual art) with social performance in general. Readings will draw from classic & contemporary work in semiotics, performance theory & linguistic anthropology, analyzing media & art forms from around the world. Students will engage with the theoretical concepts & analytical models encountered in class by applying them to a media form, performance or piece of art of their own choosing.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2406