Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
For students to acquire an understanding of the uses and history of music in the narrative film (and other screen media such as television), and to develop the ability to analyse instances of film/screen music, and to critique its narrative and ideological purposes.
Intended Learning Outcomes
analyze the functions of film/screen music and describe in detail the musical parameters being manipulated to perform those functions: 1,2define and exemplify key concepts in film music theory: 1,2critique the ideological purposes of film/screen music, illustrating arguments with reference to music, film and cultural theory: 1,2
11 hours lectures11 hours seminars48 hours lecture and seminar preparation80 hours work on assignments
1: Commentary weighted 30%
Description of Module Assessment
1000-word commentary1000-word commentary on a couple of films or topics considered during the module.2: Essay weighted 70%
2,000 word essayStudents choose to answer an essay question, addressing a theoretical issue or providing a close analysis of a film scene, from a range of options, developing out of seminars delivered during the module. 2,000 words.