Soundtracks: Film & Popular Music

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Soundtracks: Film & Popular Music

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Music (BA), Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    15 credit points (1 course) of first-year level subjects in Media: screen + sound or Media Studies or Cinema Studies

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject will address the emergence of a contemporary relationship between cinema and popular music. Popular music has achieved a status where it can represent a cultural millieu for many peopl;e. Today cinema will often deploy music in narratives and pop stars as subjects for films. The subject will address the way in which filmmakers are turning to music to underscore emotional and narrative structures in cinema. It will connect these developments to the rise of music 'film clips' and videos as vehicles for pop stars. Furthermore, you will look at a range of issues to do with the lengthy and complex interaction between cinema and the cultural history of popular music.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.