An exploration of the psychology, theory, and practice of film music, this course studies the development of film scoring and the relationship of music to meaning and expressiveness in film. The class includes evaluation of different compositional styles and learning to listen critically to film scores. The course is designed so that a background in music or film history or theory is not necessary. The main requirement is a willingness to listen carefully and to articulate what you hear. (Offered every Fall).
3 credits
Lower Division
The Capacities | Oral and Visual Communication
The Interdisciplinary Clusters | Film, Thought, and Culture