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|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,110.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 18 200-level MFCO or MUSI points
- MUSI 266
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
- No prior musical knowledge in music notation and theory is required.
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- Teaching staff
Paper Coordinator: Professor Henry Johnson
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 1-hour lecture, one 2-hour screening and one 50-minute seminar per week.
Please contact the School of Performing Arts office for information about required readings.
- Course outline
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking,
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- 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