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MHST 332 - History of Film Music

FC CNDP, DDHU
4 credits
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.
Prerequisites & Notes: One 200-level MHST course is suggested. ESOL 130 or testing equivalent is required of International students.
Does this course require off campus field trips? No



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