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MUSI266 Film Music

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

Students will explore music styles in film and television genres, techniques of scoring for film and the commercial side of film music. This paper examines the relationship between sound and image, while developing critical skills in listening and viewing. Major themes to be covered include scoring, intertextuality, Hollywood, musicals, genres (science fiction, horror, avant-garde, experimental), animation, ethnographic film and East Asian and South Asian cinema. Within these themes, students are introduced to key theoretical literature, works and composers.

Paper title Film Music
Paper code MUSI266
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019, expected to be offered in 2020
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,338.30

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Prerequisite
36 100-level points
Restriction
MUSI 366
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
No prior musical knowledge in music notation and theory is required.
Contact
mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator: Professor Henry Johnson

Paper Structure

Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office (mtpa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

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

Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office (mtpa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes
The learning aims and objectives of this paper are
  • To develop a critical understanding of the role of music in film
  • To gain a familiarity of the characteristics of the sound-image relationship
  • To develop an understanding of film music within broader social and cultural contexts
  • To gain an awareness of famous film composers and their works
  • To develop an understanding of the role of technology in the development of music and film
  • To gain the ability to identify diverse types of film music
  • To develop skills in interdisciplinary research
  • To develop skills in the critical appraisal of diverse types of film music

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Timetable

Not offered in 2019, expected to be offered in 2020

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