History of Film Music

Music History 332

Usual Description

A comprehensive survey of film music history from the silent era through the present day. Issues discussed will include compositional developments (growth of instrumentation; use of Leitmotivic structure; expansion of diegetic versus non-diegetic music); music as narrative aid (generating continuity; providing momentum; subliminal commentary); and using music as an iconographic character or plot device. Films viewed will include those with soundtracks by major 20th-century composers as well as specialized soundtrack composers.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Music History 332
Music History 332 Taught by Charles McGuire
Music History 332
Music History 332 Taught by Charles McGuire
Music History 332