Introduction to Music in 20th-Century Sound Cinema

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Music in 20th-Century Sound Cinema

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Music (BA)

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 100-level points

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    An introduction to the practice and criticism of music in sound cinema from 1927 to the end of the twentieth century. 2015 Offering: This course will explore the complexity of music's interaction with the visual, narrative, dramatic and other sonic aspects of twentieth-century sound cinema. These explorations will move from the consideration of particular moments and scenes to a broader consideration of how music may help constitute cinematic meaning across entire films. The issues considered may encompass both technical and critical aspects such as: music and the development of character and subjectivity; music and voice; music and representations of gender and body; popular music and representations of ethnicity, class and youth; music as ironic commentary; and music and audience manipulation. 70% internal assessment, 30% final examination. Course coordinator: Stephan Prock. Email: stephan.prock@nzsm.ac.nz.

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