Music in Film

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Music in Film

Fall 2020

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 important aspects of film music theory and terminology, with case studies on structural and interpretive analysis, classical scoring, 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 or Coen Brothers film or a recent musician biopic. Course content will be delivered both synchronously, with Zoom seminar sessions during the scheduled classtime, and asynchronously with posted video lectures and discussion forums.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 11:15am 12/5/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020