School of Drama, Music and Screen

 

Disney Studies

Disney Studies, a specialist area of animation studies, examines the artistic, cultural, technical, political, and commercial history of the Disney studio and about the role within the studio (and within animation history, as well as within Hollywood history generally) of its founder and original head, Walt Disney. By looking at the history of the Disney studio, students will become familiar with what is arguably the most important animation studio and one of Hollywood’s most influential studios, as well as one of the most important purveyors of popular culture in the twentieth century. Furthermore, students will gain a greater understanding of how Hollywood functions (both historically and currently) as an industry, as well as how wide-ranging the Disney studio’s influence has been for cinema, television, and the arts.

View further details of this module on the University catalogue.

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