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MUSC2663 - Survey of Film Music
Faculty of Sydney Conservatorium of Music - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $3,000
International Fee: $3,660
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Conservatorium of Music
Offered session(s): 2
Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr James Wierzbicki

Classes: 2 hour lecture and 1 hour tut/week

Assessment: Review assignments 2,000 wd (30%), final paper 2,500 wd (50%), participation (20%)

This unit is an introductory survey of the history and aesthetics of film music from the late 1890s to the present day. Topics for discussion will include the dramatic function of music as an element of cinematic narrative, the codification of musical iconography in cinematic genres, the symbolic use of pre-existing music, and the evolving musical styles of film composers.
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