Music in Film Online
Establish an appreciation for the art of film music, gain an understanding in its nature and requirements, and study the composers and directors who work in the medium. This 3-credit online course examines music created for film from both historical and analytical perspectives.
Topics studied will include the functions of the film score, aesthetics, the film industry, synchronization, the early sound film, the rise of the symphonic film score, and composers from the 1930s to the present.
Course instructor Joseph Turrin’s work encompasses many varied forms, including film, theater, opera, orchestral, chamber, jazz, electronic, and dance. Several of his films and recording projects have been nominated for Emmy and Grammy Awards. His works have been recorded on; RCA, EMI, Teldec, Naxos, Summit, Klavier, Cala, Albany, and Crystal.
Turrin has scored feature films for Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, Cannon Films, De Laurentis Entertainment Group (DEG), Kino International Films, and WNET/Channel 13 in NY and has worked with directors and actors including Alan Alda, Sissy Spacek, William Hurt, Rod Steiger, Nick Nolte, Ann-Margret, Ronald Maxwell, and others.
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