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Music in Film and Television

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Elizabeth Carroll
Academic year

Module overview

In recent years, film culture has become increasingly aware of the film industry’s connections with the music industry. In some cases, critics have decried the use of films as vehicles for the sale of unconnected pop songs as if it were a new development, yet similar processes have been in place since before the advent of sound cinema in the late 1920s. This module will be concerned with the historical development of film and television music as a distinct aesthetic element. It will look into production strategies, commercial, promotional and reception concerns and the place of musical accompaniment in audiovisual products. This will include, among others, sessions focusing on the development of Classical Hollywood film music, the Classical Musical film, television incidental music, MTV and beyond.

Linked modules

FILM1001 or FILM2006 or FILM1027 or FILM1020