Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
FM39920
Module Title
Music in Film
Academic Year
2020/2021
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written presentation and portfolio of material  (3,000 words)  60%
Semester Exam Practical Assessment  (30 minutes) Practical assessment of students’ knowledge of the role of music in visual media   40%
Supplementary Assessment Written presentation and portfolio of material  (3,000 words)  60%
Supplementary Assessment Practical Assessment  (30 minutes) Practical assessment of students’ knowledge of the role of music in visual media   40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the key Music processes.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of how choices in Music effect the visual expressivity and clarity of storytelling in images.

3. Demonstrate dexterity and technical understanding in the use of Music technology.

4. Develop an understanding of the role of music in visual media and how it is possible to use music to achieve high quality results in film in accordance with each projects constraints.

5. Understand the need to work in a professional manner and to apply this to all aspects of the production process.

Brief description

There is no rulebook on how music is used in film; there are only guidelines and limitless imagination. Music is, however, limited by the considerations and goals of the film studio, the project’s producers, director, marketing /sales departments and budgets. Music can amount to a third of how a project unfolds, and can either have the power to turn a film into a huge success or leave it flat. This course aims to give students a deeper understanding of music’s place in the film industry. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge of how it is possible to use music to achieve high quality results in film in accordance with each project’s constraints.

Content

1. ​Introduction to Music for Film

2. The Music Department

3. The Process

4. The Psychology of Music

5. Genres and styles

6. Instrumentation and interpretation

7. Legal and Publishing Considerations

8. Music Technology

9. Final Delivery and Mix

10. Trends and other Influences

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Managing the music workflow is about communication with all the various aspects feeding into the final mix. Effective communication skills will be developed throughout the module.
Improving own Learning and Performance Formative feedback will be provided throughout the module which will help students to improve their own learning and performance.
Information Technology As part of the module students will required to use industry standard software involved in music arrangement, music editing and the dub.
Personal Development and Career planning The skills gained from this module will enhance the employability of film students.
Problem solving Managing Music in film is a continuous process of problem solving and compromise. Students will be tested on this individually and as part of a team
Research skills Students undertake research as part of the tutorial programme and will be assessed on their ability to identify, locate, evaluate and effectively use their knowledge to apply to the issues that arise.
Subject Specific Skills Music arranging skills will be developed throughout the module.
Team work Interaction of the music components of the module will require students to work effectively as a team.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6