Course title:
The Role of Music in Film
Tutor:
Andrew Fraser
Course ID:
C3747555
Start date:
22/04/2022
End date:
27/05/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 22 Apr 2022 11:00 AM - 13:00 PM 2
Fri 29 Apr 2022 11:00 AM - 13:00 PM 2
Fri 06 May 2022 11:00 AM - 13:00 PM 2
Fri 13 May 2022 11:00 AM - 13:00 PM 2
Fri 20 May 2022 11:00 AM - 13:00 PM 2
Fri 27 May 2022 11:00 AM - 13:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Date
Fri 22 Apr 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 13:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 29 Apr 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 13:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 06 May 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 13:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 13 May 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 13:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 20 May 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 13:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 27 May 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 13:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
12
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
12
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£38.40 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

Experience of watching and enjoying films.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

Experience of watching and enjoying films.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Participants are encouraged to bring an open mind, and perhaps be prepared to talk a little about films they have enjoyed, particularly where the music is memorable.
Course aim:
This course is an introduction to the role of the soundtrack in film. Participants will be encouraged to use an analytical approach in forming their own views as to the relative success of a range of soundtracks across multiple film genres.
Course description:
The Role of Music in Film; Sound and Vision is an excitng foray into the world of cinema and music which will enhance any film lover's depth of understanding of the medium of film. Have you ever been distracted by a film's music? Was this a good thing? Writing music for film is particular skill and affords a special place in the world of composition. From the early days when silent movies were accompanied by live piano or organ playing to today's expansive spectrum of tonal and atonal sounds, many of which are created in the digital domain, the musical accompaniment might either elevate our experience of the film to new heights, or create an unresolvable schism that clashes with the underlying narrative and scenic progression. It's not an easy task for composers; here we create a little time to explore what makes a soundtrack 'in tune', allowing for a truly immersive experience.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Describe the work of at least THREE famous soundtrack composers identified with particular film genres
2. Utilise an analytical framework to evaluate and assess the relative merit of any given film soundtrack
3. Compare and Evaluate TWO scenes from different films in terms of the appropriateness of the accompanying music
4. Identify FOUR principal musical mechanisms involved in creating LIGHT and DARK moods in film
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

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WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

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Support

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

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