Music, Sound and Moving Image

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Music, Sound and Moving Image

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Music (BA), Music Performance, Music Technology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    39 credit points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Moving images, in whatever form we consume them, are nothing without the soundtracks that underpin them and the soundscapes that surround them. This unit allows students to explore, analyse and create screen soundtracks building on theories of film and television studies, popular music studies, interactivity and gaming, genre, cultural history, audience engagement, narrative and character development. Fans, musicians, screen makers and anyone interested in exploring multimedia communication would benefit from this exploration into the unique interactions between music, sound and the moving image, as we break down the effectiveness of visual and sonic storytelling in a variety of contexts. Music, Sound and the Moving Image explores histories of screen and sound technologies and their interactions, but also uses these as a way to track and predict how future developments might play and sound out.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.