Music Appreciation: The Relationship Between Composer and Screenwriter

Ref: C3532652

Are you a film lover? Do you enjoy the atmosphere created by different composers in your favourite films? This course will examine the links between the music of John Williams, Michael Nyman and J.S. Bach and various films such as: 'Star Wars', 'The Piano' and 'The English Patient'.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the links between a screenplay and a musical score with a specific examination of works by John Williams, Michael Nyman and J.S. Bach.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Know which composer wrote the score for several films.
  • Know the composer's style fits with a specific screenplay of a film.
  • Know how the orchestra can be used to create dramatic effect.
  • Compare musical styles and express preferences, with justification, with other learners.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Materials will be supplied.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Music Appreciation: The Relationship Between Composer and Screenwriter

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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