MCS 441 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Music and Sound Design in Film
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCS 441
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the students to use music effectively on their audio visual works. To do that, in the end the students must be equipped with the basic information on analyzing and classifying music.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Being capable to analyze music.
  • 2) Having information on musical genres.
  • Having information on musical genres.
  • Classifying western and non-western art music traditions
  • Learning the creation of film music
  • Strategies on using film music
  • Film’s soundtrack and film music’s function in that.
Course Content This course is all about music. It covers the definition of music, its effect on human mind, defining music with words, classifying musical genres and strategies used in film music tradition.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Basics of musical universe. Basic facts of film music. Cohen, Annabel J. Music as a source of emotion in film in Music and emotion: Theory and research. Series in affective science., (pp. 249-272). New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press, viii, 487 pp. 2001
2 What can music do for a movie? Music as a message holder Kalinak, Kathryn Film Music: A Very Short Introduction Oxford University Press, 2010
3 Cultural aspect of music Kassabian, Anahid Hearing Film: Tracking Identificiations in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music Routledge 2001
4 Listening to the music. Focusing on the elements. Prendergast, Roy M. Film Music: A Neglected Art (Second Edition) W.W.Norton & Company, 1992
5 Classification of musical instruments. Hand out texts and online videos
6 Art Music: Non-Western Art Music Traditions Hand out texts and online videos
7 Western Art Music Traditions: Pre-baroque to Classical Era Wright, Craig Listening to Western Music:7th Edition Schirmer Cangage Learning 2014
8 Western Art Music Tradition: Classical Era to Contemporary Wright, Craig Listening to Western Music:7th Edition Schirmer Cangage Learning 2014
9 Popular music and its function in advertising. Shuker, Ray Understanding Popular Music (Second Edition) Routledge 2001
10 Mid-term Project: Defining various musical samples with words.
11 Music on TV Broadcast Frith, Simon Look! Hear! The Uneasy Relationship of Music and Television Popular Music, Vol. 21, No. 3, Music and Television (Oct., 2002), pp. 277-290 Cambridge University Press
12 Effective use of music in advertising. Hand out texts and online videos
13 Brief history of Film Music. Creating themes and spotting. Prendergast, Roy M. Film Music: A Neglected Art (Second Edition) W.W.Norton & Company, 1992
14 Film Music. Functions of film music. Where to and how to use it? Prendergast, Roy M. Film Music: A Neglected Art (Second Edition) W.W.Norton & Company, 1992
15 Submission and evaluation of final projects
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks Kalinak, Kathryn Film Music: A Very Short Introduction Oxford University Press, 2010 -Prendergast, Roy M. Film Music: A Neglected Art (Second Edition) W.W.Norton & Company, 1992
References Every week’s readings and lectures will be accompanied with relevant web sources that will be announced by the lecturer and students in course web-blog.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
40
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
25
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline. X
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication. X
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies. X
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public.
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals. X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest