JON BURLINGAME, ADJUNCT ASST. PROF. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
rev. syllabus 8/17
Single-semester survey of the history of original music for motion pictures and television. No musical training required.
Hickman, Roger. Reel Music: Exploring 100 Years of Film Music, second edition. W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
Suggested additional reading:
Burlingame, Jon. Sound and Vision: 60 Years of Motion Picture Soundtracks. Billboard Books, 2000.
Karlin, Fred. Listening to Movies. Schirmer Books, 1994.
Palmer, Christopher. The Composer in Hollywood. Marion Boyars, 1990. Thomas, Tony. Music for the Movies, second edition. Silman-James Press, 1997.
a. Midterm exam, Oct. 12 (33 percent).
b. Term paper (33 percent): Analysis of one complete film score (to be approved by instructor), including a discussion of each cue in the score (description of both the music and its dramatic context, and opinion of its effectiveness). Due Nov. 9.
c. Final exam, Dec. 7 (34 percent).
Any student requesting academic accomodations based on a disability is required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of verification for approved accomodations can be obtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter is delivered to me as early in the semester as possible. (213) 740-0776.
By appointment only, my office TMC 125 (Tuesday or Thursday 3-4 p.m. preferable; Wednesdays possible depending on my schedule).