Course Details

Disabilities on TV: Fact and Fiction
This course will explore disability portrayals on television ranging from staples like Get Smart and Ironside to Legends and how Star Trek has portrayed a disability the same way for over 50 years. Also included will be misrepresentations of disability and how portrayals can leave a lasting impression on the disability population. It will also contain a personal statement on life with a disability from RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad). Class Size: Max. 50

1. An introduction to how disability portrayal varies in accuracy and depth across time and type of series.
2. Continuing to look at how shows portrayal of various disabilities and how acting must adapt to disability.

Instructor: Cam Wells
BIO NOTE: Cam has been hosting a syndicated disability issues radio program for over 13 years and in that time he has served on a national radio accessibility advisory committee, received 2 national honors and 3 local ones. Cam has interviewed a range of guests including Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God, Dancing with the Stars). I am a 4-time graduate of St. Clair College with a personal interest in advocacy.

Course Info
Course Name Disabilities on TV: Fact and Fiction
Course Cost 35
Total Hours 4
Material Cost 0
Extra Fees 0
Buffet No
Special Notice No
  • Cameron Wells

Class Location
Name of LocationONLINE Zoom Course
AddressA Zoom Meeting Link will be emailed to you before the class starts, ,

Date Start Time End Time
2021-12-02 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
2021-12-09 10:00 AM 12:00 PM