Stylistic Adaptation in Film Scoring

Course Number
FS-433
Description

This course will address the prevalent and recurrent need in films to emulate a wide variety of stylistic scoring approaches appropriate to the period setting and/or specific ethnic locale of a screenplay. Approaches to research and adaptation of authentic musical styles will be discussed. (Such styles include, for example, 17th-century European, African, 1920s American, etc.). Careful attention to instrumentation, arranging, orchestration, and dramatic theme development will be stressed. Assignments representing realistic situations will be recorded synchronously to the specific needs of film scenes.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
FS-340 and FS-341
Required Of
None
Electable By
FILM majors
Major Elective for
Film Scoring
Semesters Offered
Spring Only
Location
Boston
Department
FILM
Course Chair
Sean McMahon
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