Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Music for Film

MUS- Z 315 / 3 Cr.

This subject provides a survey of music and sound in cinema. It involves some reading but focuses on the process of how music and sound work in flm from some of the great directors and flm composers of the past century. There are course assignments, written flm/music critiques, and a fnal project which involves the making of a soundtrack based on a given flm excerpt. This course is designed for everyone who is interested in movie soundtracks. It does not require prior musical knowledge or music instrument skills.
At the conclusion of the course, the student should have a greater appreciation for employing sound and music in flm. Many of their techniques and attributes also appear in television, electronic multimedia and, increasingly, over the Internet. (NASM Standards: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 22, 23, and 29; IUPUI’s PULs: 1a, 6, and 5)