Music in Film

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Music in Film
Fall 2023
Taught By: Ivan Raykoff
Section: AX

CRN: 15800

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 7 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 (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 60

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 11:30pm EST 2/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 404
Date Range: 8/30/2023 - 12/6/2023