Full Title:Music for Screen
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:53025
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description: The aim of this module is to develop students abilities in provision of music for onscreen media. Various approaches in the analysis of existing material in the area shall encourage creation of original work.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Analyse music created for onscreen media
  2. Create new pieces of music for onscreen media
  3. Apply theoretical knowledge of music to composition

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduce theoretical concepts from Film Studies
Investigate and apply theoretical approaches in the creation of audio for screen
Introduction to music for screen
Analyse the function of music within onscreen media
Practical application
Practical arranging of thematic material to film sequences
Composition of musical material
Creation of music to accompany film sequences
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Analysis of film scores 1,3 25.00 0 0 Week 7 0
Continuous Assessment Create music for onscreen media using music notation software 2,3 25.00 0 0 Week 9 0
Portfolio Create a portfolio of original music for onscreen media. Use music notation software in presenting the arrangements 2,3 50.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Chion, Michael 2009, FIlm: A Sound Art, Columbia University Press [ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-2]
  • Whittington, William, Sound design and science fiction
  • Holman, Tomlinson 2005, Sound for digital media: Volume 1, Focal Press [ISBN: 0240807200]
  • Holman, Tomlinson 2010, Sound for Film and Television, Third Edition Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 9780240813301]
  • Kalinak, Kathryn, Settling the Score: Music and the Classic Hollywood Film
  • Karlin, Fred 1994, Listening to Movies: The Film Lover's Guide to Film Music, Schirmer Books [ISBN: 0028733150]
  • Chion, Michael 1994, Audio-Vision: Sound On Screen, Columbia University Press New York
  • Larry Sider, Jerry Sider, Diane Freeman 2003, Soundscape:The School of Sound Lectures 1998-2001, Wallflower Press [ISBN: 1903364590]
  • Carol Vernallis, ‎Amy Herzog, ‎John Richardson 2014, The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media, Oxford University Press New York [ISBN: 019975764X]
  • 2008, Sound unbound: sampling digital music and culture, MIT [ISBN: 0262633639]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_MMPAR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in the Production of Music and Audio 7 Elective