Master Film Composers
Throughout the history of film, a handful of composers have had an extraordinary and formative impact on the art of film scoring. Composers such as Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, and more recently, Thomas Newman, have invented, extended, or defined the grammar and vocabulary of film music. This course will take a full semester to closely examine the work and career of one composer in a rotating set of seminal figures in film scoring history. By studying their work, their impact on film music language, and how their careers developed, students will gain valuable lessons in the art and profession of film scoring.