Song Writers and Hollywood 1930s to 1950s

Ref: C3671601

Following on from 2016, we will examine further the work of particular songwriters such as Johnny Mercer, Harry Warren and Sammy Cahn, who were major contributors to Hollywood films, rather than to Broadway shows. Come and enjoy their songs and revive happy memories.

Course aim

To appreciate the major contributions of particular songwriters, whose work was mainly for Hollywood, covering many films over the years.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Impact of ''Talkies'' of the growing demand for music, including songs.
  • The songs, contributions and achievements of the songwriters studied.
  • Importance of personal memories through films and songs. How the importance was enhanced further by radio, records, and T.V.

How will I be taught?

  • 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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Song Writers and Hollywood 1930s to 1950s 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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