Scoring Silent Films 2

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This is the second semester of a 2-semester course sequence, admission to which is highly limited. Admitted students must take both FS-484 in fall and FS-485 in spring, and must either have passed or take COND-361 concurrently in the spring semester. This class will complete the composition of and produce the complete score for a feature length film of the silent era. The final composed score will be performed live with the film in a performance at a local theater in the final weeks of the term. The students will each score, arrange, orchestrate and conduct the music for a reel (12-15 minutes) of the film, using thematic material provided by and under the guidance of the instructor.


FS-484 and written approval of course chair
Required Of
Electable By
FILM majors
Major Elective for
Film Scoring
Semesters Offered
Spring Only
Course Chair
Sean McMahon
Courses may not be offered at the listed locations or taught by the listed faculty for every semester. Consult to find course information for a specific semester.

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