Music in Film

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Music in Film

Fall 2021

Taught By: Ivan Raykoff

Section: AX

CRN: 9341

Credits: 4

This course explores the role of music in cinema, including an overview of the history and techniques of film music. It examines soundtrack music in feature films ranging from the silent era through Hollywood's Golden Age (including genres such as melodrama, noir, musicals, and westerns) to recent productions. The course also covers film music terminology and aspects of theory, with case studies on structural and interpretive analysis, classical scoring, montage, song scores, sound design, and related topics. The coursework includes ten assigned films to watch, one per week; students choose seven of these films to write about in research/analysis papers. Students also complete a class presentation and final research/analysis paper discussing the music in their choice of a David Lynch film, a recent film musical, or a recent musician biopic.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:00pm 10/17/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 509

Date Range: 9/1/2021 - 12/8/2021