Survey of Film Music (MUSC2663)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit is an introductory survey of the history and aesthetics of film music from the late 1890s to the present day. Topics for discussion will include the dramatic function of music as an element of cinematic narrative, the codification of musical iconography in cinematic genres, the symbolic use of pre-existing music, and the evolving musical styles of film composers.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

2 hour lecture and 1 hour tut/week

Assessment

Review assignments 2,000 words (30%), final paper 2,500 words (50%), participation (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

18 junior credit points

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