Scoring Silent Films 1

FS-340, FS-341, and written approval of course chair
Electable by: 
FILM majors
Required of: 
Semesters Offered: 
Fall Only
Boston Campus
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This is the first semester of a 2-semester course sequence, admission to which is highly limited. Admitted students must take both FS-P484 in fall and FS-485 in spring, and must either have passed or taken COND-361 concurrently in the spring semester. This class will begin the composition of a complete score for a feature length film of the silent era. The final composed score will be performed live with the film in a performance at a local theater in the final weeks of the spring term. The students will each score, arrange, orchestrate and conduct the music for a reel (12-15 minutes) of the film, using thematic material provided by and under the guidance of the instructor.


Course chair: 
Alison Plante