Music from the Movies

Ref: C3127060

Music of the Movies. The industry has spawned a wealth of music specifically composed for films. Composers such as Erich Korngold, William Walton, Malcolm Arnold, Vaughan Williams, Michael Nyman and Debbie Wiseman were commissioned to write for film. The day will explore both the familiar and lesser known examples.

Course aim

Music of the Movies. The day will explore both the familiar and lesser known examples of both original and adapted music used for film.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Be able to name 5 composers who have written music for films.
  • Name 5 films which includes original music.
  • Know the "Elvira Madigan piano concerto" and the music for 2001 Space Odyssey.
  • Have a view on whether music written for films can truly stand alone.

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?

  • 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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Music from the Movies

Enrolment Conditions

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  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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