Music, Art & Culture III

Our Music, Art & Culture III course will continue our historical examination of art and culture, and is the successor to Music, Art & Culture I and II. In Part III, we will focus on the amazingly dynamic first half of the 20th century. Tracing the evolution of art and music from the early 1900s to the 1950s, we will also look at how these were affected by the major world events of the time, including World War I, Prohibition, the Great Depression and World War II. Some of the key media and movements we will examine include the expansion of the language of film, Dada, Surrealism, blues, jazz, the Beats, rock n’ roll, and much more.



Lesson 1 – New Movements in Art
Lesson 2 – Music of the People Part 1: Folk, Country, Gospel & Blues
Lesson 3 – Music of the People Part 2: Ragtime & Jazz
Lesson 4 – World War I & the Russian Revolution
Lesson 5 – Dada and Surrealism
Lesson 6 – The 1920s Part One: Prohibition, Minstrelsy and Vaudeville
Lesson 7 – The 1920s Part Two: Radio, Literature and Technology
Lesson 8 – The Rise of Film Industry
Lesson 9 – The Rise of the Film Industry, Part Two
Lesson 10 – The Great Depression and World War II
Lesson 11 – World War II and its Influence on Popular Culture
Lesson 12 – The Rise of the Vocalist


Made possible with the support of the
Ontario Media Development Corporation.

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