Music in Film

Ref: C2228716

The Role of Music in Film; Sound and Vision is an excitng foray into the world of cinema and music which will enhance any film lover's depth of understanding of the medium of film. Have you ever been distracted by a film's music? We will be looking at the 'feelgood' factor of the soundtrack and asking 'what makes a sountrack work?' We will look at the history of the music that accomapnies film, inviting participants who might have an understanding of music, film and entertainment to engage in lively discussion and activities designed to encoiurage interaction and collaboration.

Course aim

This course is an introduction to the role of the soundtrack in film. Participants will be encouraged to participate in active discussion around their own views as to the relative success of a range of soundtracks across multiple film genres.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • Experience of watching and enjoying films.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • List two films that I really enjoy and describe them to others
  • Choose my favourite piece of music from a particular scene in a fiilm, describing how the music improves my understanding and experience
  • Participate actively in discussion on a film of my choice and the music of the associated soundtrack
  • Identify, from discussions withhin the group, two *new/unseen* films that I'd like to watch in terms of enhancing my own enjoyment and wellbeing

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Participants are encouraged to bring an open mind, and perhaps be prepared to talk a little about films they have enjoyed, particularly where tthe music is memorable.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Music in Film

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