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MUSI366 Film Music

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A critical examination of film music from the late nineteenth century to present day, including film music genres, composers and styles.

A critical examination of film music from the late nineteenth century to present day. Students will explore music styles in film, techniques of scoring, and the commercial side of film music. This paper examines the relationship between sound and image, while developing critical skills in listening and viewing. Students are introduced to key theoretical literature, works and composers.

Paper title Film Music
Paper code MUSI366
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,692.00

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Prerequisite
18 200-level MFCO or MUSI points
Restriction
MUSI 266
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
Eligibility
No prior musical knowledge in music notation and theory is required.
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator: Professor Henry Johnson

Teaching Staff: Professor Henry Johnson
Dr Ian Chapman
Associate Professor Peter Adams

Teaching Arrangements
One 1-hour lecture, one 2-hour screening and one 50-minute seminar per week.
Textbooks

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Course outline

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (spa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Develop a critical understanding of the role of music in film
  • Gain a familiarity of the characteristics of the sound-image relationship
  • Develop an understanding of film music within broader social and cultural contexts
  • Gain an awareness of famous film composers and their works
  • Develop an understanding of the role of technology in the development of music and film
  • Gain the ability to identify diverse types of film music
  • Develop skills in interdisciplinary research
  • Develop skills in the critical appraisal of diverse types of film music

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Film Screening

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-21

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-21

Seminar

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-21

A critical examination of film music from the late nineteenth century to present day, including film music genres, composers and styles.

Students will explore music styles in film, techniques of scoring, and the commercial side of film music. This paper examines the relationship between sound and image, while developing critical skills in listening and viewing. Students are introduced to key theoretical literature, works and composers.

Paper title Film Music
Paper code MUSI366
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level MFCO or MUSI points
Restriction
MUSI 266
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
Eligibility
No prior musical knowledge in music notation and theory is required.
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator: Professor Henry Johnson

Teaching Staff: Professor Henry Johnson
Associate Professor Peter Adams

Teaching Arrangements
One 1-hour lecture, one 2-hour screening and one 50-minute seminar per week.
Textbooks

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office for information about required readings.

Course outline

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (spa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Develop a critical understanding of the role of music in film
  • Gain a familiarity of the characteristics of the sound-image relationship
  • Develop an understanding of film music within broader social and cultural contexts
  • Gain an awareness of famous film composers and their works
  • Develop an understanding of the role of technology in the development of music and film
  • Gain the ability to identify diverse types of film music
  • Develop skills in interdisciplinary research
  • Develop skills in the critical appraisal of diverse types of film music

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Film Screening

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 09:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22

Seminar

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22