Art of Sound in Cinema: course in cinematic sound studies, Dept. of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen
Fall term 2012, Every Tuesday 11:00-13:00, Room: 16.1.8
In this course the students will learn to critically engage with cinematic sound by way of film soundtrack analysis. The course will address questions on the aesthetic choices made in the practice of sound in cinema, video and digital media in a basic level. The classroom discussion and related theories in soundtrack analysis will deal with narrative discourses that arise from the different strategies of converging sound and moving image to make meaning. A number of relevant film soundtracks will be discussed and analyzed. The course includes 10 weeks (2 hours per week) of obligatory classroom introduction and courseware in cinematic sound studies; the students will be expected to actively take part in the discussion by way of presentations.