Course - Music and Film in Theory and Practice - MUSV3131
MUSV3131 - Music and Film in Theory and Practice
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2021/2022
Music has been connected with film since the film medium's infanthood. One important reason for this fact lies in the wish to join the sense of seeing with the sense of hearing. A combination of auditory and visual mechanisms produces a synthesis which is essential for the complete cinematic experience. Movement is a fundamental precondition that musical progressions and moving images have in common. This common denominator allows these two art forms to play together with and against each other, to complete and contrast each other. The music we hear has a decisive influence on how we interpret what we see on the screen. From time to time it all melts together in a way that makes us unaware of the presence of any music at all. On other occasions we may remember the music better than the film itself. In our time we also find examples of music being released from the film to which it was composed for performance in the concert hall. In this course focus is placed upon music's different functions in film. We will examine theories and views on the relationship between music and moving images, and on the use of music and sound in film. These thoughts will be applied to concrete examples on how music and sound have been put to practical use in the history of film.
Knowledge: A candidate who successfully completes MUSV3131 - will have an increased knowledge of relationships between music and moving images - will have an increased knowledge of theoretical aspects of the combinations of film and music - will have an increased knowledge of musical function in film - will have an increased knowledge of the history of film music Skills: A candidate who successfully completes MUSV3131 - can formulate his/her knowledge in a compelling manner in both written and spoken forms - can independently identify, assess, and develop understandings based on his/her acquired knowledge - is able to apply his/her acquired knowledge to new and unknown material - is able to further develop his/her own professional activities within the course's particular field General competence: A candidate who successfully completes MUSV 3131 will have an increased understanding of the relationships between music and film.
Learning methods and activities
This course contains combined lectures and seminars in which all enrolled students are expected to actively participate. The seminar sections will include both written and spoken activities. The students are expected to examine the actual curriculum readings carefully before each lecture/seminar.
Further on evaluation
Home exam consisting of ca. 15 pages (ca. 6000 words).
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Creative Music Technology (MMUST)
Film Studies (BFV)
Film and Media Studies (MFMV)
Film and Video Production (BFVPROD)
Film and Videoproduction (MMPROD)
Music Performance (MMUSP)
Music Performance Studies (BMUSK)
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)
Music Technology (BMUST)
Recommended previous knowledge
Elementary knowledge of musical notation and musical genres.
Required previous knowledge
Requires admission to one of the Bachelor's or Master's programmes in Musicology, Music Technology, Music Performance Studies or Film and Video Production, or the bachelor's programme in Film Studies or the master's programme in Film and Media Studies.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Language of instruction: Norwegian
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music
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