History of Video Games and Interactive Media

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Explores the cultural role of video games as an interactive visual medium. Classes will focus on influential games and designers, new genres and technological innovations, the integration of visual art, sound, narrative and interactive game play, questions of representation, race, gender, games as art, representations of art and artists, and other themes.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of AHVS 311E, TS 320 (if taken in the same topic).

Undergraduate course in Art History and Visual Studies offered by the Department of Art History and Visual Studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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