Day School: The Silver Screen - An Introduction to Film Music

Ref: C3741217

Have you ever wondered how music works in film, what it might mean, or how it came to be there? If so, then this dayschool is for you! A whistle-stop tour of music in film, this study day will introduce you the differing functions of music in film, the history of their use and the complexity of integration of sound and image in some iconic scores. This study day charts the history of the association of film and music and introduces you to the main functions of music in film before considering the effect of music in a series of case studies. We will consider how music is used to manipulate emotion by drawing on Jaws and The Matrix amongst others, whilst The Graduate and Moulin Rouge! serve as very different examples of the use of popular music in film. Finally, we will ask how music may be used to construct identities in fantasy films by exploring the use of music in The Lord of the Rings.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

The course will introduce you the differing functions of music in film, the history of their use and the complexity of integration of sound and image in some iconic scores.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • The course is for anyone who has a love of film and music. The ability to read music is not required.

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

  • Outline key ideas and terms in music for film.
  • Be able to give examples of how music functions in film.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interaction of music and image in film.

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?

  • The study day will not include formal assessment.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Day School: The Silver Screen - An Introduction to Film Music

Conditions

You can 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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