Music for the Cinema

Ref: C2224357

The directors of early silent films realised the importance of music to create atmosphere, and with the introduction of sound systems, the role of music became even more important. The approach to music was different in many countries and the course will explore this including the work of important emigres who created a new standard for Hollywood. The course is of interest to anyone to enjoys film and music..

Course aim

The course traces the use of music in the cinema from the early "silents" through to current blockbusters.

Who is the course for?

- No skills or experience needed - This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

What topics will this course cover

- The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning - You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

How will I know I'm making progress?

- A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion - You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor - You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

- Nothing else is needed - It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading or pre course work is required

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Music for the Cinema Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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