SOUNDTRACKS: FILM & POPULAR MUSIC

MSS2SFM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will address the emergence of a contemporary relationship between cinema and popular music. Popular music has achieved a status where it can represent a cultural millieu for many people. Today cinema will often deploy music in narratives and pop stars as subjects for films. The subject will address the way in which filmmakers are turning to music to underscore emotional and narrative structures in cinema. It will connect these developments to the rise of music 'film clips' and videos as vehicles for pop stars. Furthermore, you will look at a range of issues to do with the lengthy and complex interaction between cinema and the cultural history of popular music.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRolando Caputo

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year level subjects in Humanities or course coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MST2SFM, MST3SFM & MSS3SFM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate intermediate level ability to research for and through media practices

Activities:
Class presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Demonstrate intermediate level ability to work individually on media projects

Activities:
Audio visual project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate intermediate knowledge of media genre, aesthetics, and cultural contexts

Activities:
Essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRolando Caputo

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word essay30 03
one 2,500-word essay or creative audio-visual project60 02
one 500-word equivalent oral class presentation10 01